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New Alternatives to Suicide group & more suicide resources

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month--more important than ever in a time when mental illness is so prevalent, Positive Directions is pleased to share:

  • an important NEW regional resource from Positive Directions

  • the 2022 updated Regional Suicide Resources document

  • updated Mental Health & Suicide Crisis flyer listing national and state hotlines

  • upcoming FREE QPR suicide prevention trainings

Please take the time this month to post and share these resources, take a training, and make sure to check in on your friends and colleagues!


New Free Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

Positive Directions-The Center for Prevention & Counseling is pleased to bring the "Alternatives to Suicide" support group model to Fairfield County to fill an important gap: in-person, non-clinical support for people in an emotional crisis that does not involve hospitalization!

Thanks to funding from United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, we are able to offer this group for free. It will meet weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm starting October 4th. You can download the "Alt2Su" flyer at the bottom of this post.


2022 updated regional Suicide Crisis Resources flyer:

Please post this on websites and bulletin boards and share on social media. You can download the file at the bottom of this post.


Updated crisis hotlines flyer in English and Spanish:

Please post these on websites and bulletin boards and share on social media! You can download a PDF containing both flyers at the bottom of this post.


Free Upcoming "Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Trainings:

Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Training, via zoom

Positive Directions, one of The Norwalk Partnership's lead organizations, offers a free Question-Persuade-Refer training online every month in the evening. Our partners at The Hub offer the same training twice a month during the workday. In other words, there are multiple opportunities every month to get trained! Don't miss these opportunities. RSVP to for the next online training, on 9/28 at 6pm.


Westport Together: Help Prevent Suicide QPR

People you know are struggling with their mental health. Do you know how to reach out to help someone in distress? For suicide awareness month, the Town of Westport encourages town employees and residents to attend a FREE suicide prevention training. Positive Directions will be providing a free Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) training at The Westport Library , including a light lunch, for up to 30 participants on the 30th. Can't make it? Positive Directions also provides a free QPR training every month in the evening. QPR is considered an evidence-based, certificate training. Please RSVP at

Download the PDFs of the resource flyers below:

Alternatives to Suicide PDF
Download PDF • 139KB

Suicide Crisis Resources 2022
Download PDF • 94KB

QPR Sept 28 2022
Download PDF • 990KB

Westport QPR 2022
Download PDF • 969KB

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