You can learn the signs of a suicidal crisis and how to intervene by attending any one of a series of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training classes which are being presented by the Lincoln County Suicide Prevention Network.

The first of the classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Arts Center at 303 Main Avenue South.

If you miss that session, though, four more are planned. Other sessions will be held Feb. 2 at Washington Street Church of Christ, 209 Washington Street East; Feb. 20, First United Methodist, 200 Elk Avenue North; March 19, Fayetteville Municipal Building on the square; April 16, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1015 Lewisburg Hwy.; and May 21, Fayetteville ARP Church, 1720 Huntsville Hwy. Each of those sessions will also be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Organizers note that this is a one-session training class, meaning that you can choose from any of the dates.

The presenter will be Mary Anne Christian, south central regional director of the Tennessee Prevention Network. Also facilitating the training is the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

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