Cabrini Wellness Ministry to host suicide prevention trainings this summer

Cabrini Wellness Ministry – a work of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, in partnership with Charities – addresses suicide prevention, response and education in the archdiocese. In early June, the Ministry will offer “Question, Persuade and Refer” trainings for parish staff, clergy and ministry leaders in the Ardmore/Lawton and Woodward/Enid areas. QPR training equips educators, parents, clergy and ministry leaders with an approach to addressing someone who may be suicidal. It is not therapy or treatment, but teaches a way to reach out and offer hope to those who feel there is no hope.


Upcoming trainings are as follows: 2 p.m. June 4 at Saint Mary Church in Ardmore; 6 p.m. June 4 at Holy Family Church in Lawton; 2 p.m. June 5 at Saint Peter Church in Woodward; and 6 p.m. at Saint Gregory the Great Church in Enid. The trainings are limited to 30 participants per session and require a minimum of 10 registrants. Training will be offered to parents and additional ministry leaders at a future time. For more information or to register, contact Amy Shipman or Aimee Ryan in the Catholic Charities Saint Joseph’s Counseling Center at either (405) 524-0969 or 1 (800) 375-8514.