News Release


Suicide Prevention Specialist Offers Expertise during Mount Marty CollegesSuicide Prevention Week Activities

Published Date9\13\2011
National Suicide Prevention Week will be recognized on the Mount Marty College Campus on September 12-16. As part of the awareness week, Lori Montis, Project Director/Suicide Prevention Specialist with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. will be on campus to present the program: "How To Prevent a Suicide" at noon on September 16 in the South Dining Room of the Roncalli Center. In QPR training, an individual will become a QPR suicide prevention gatekeeper. The training will focus on warning signs of a suicide and also how to help someone who may be thinking about suicide. The Question, Persuade and Refer model is a nationally recognized training method. As part of the week-long awareness, a Mass will be held in the Mount Marty College Oratory at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 in remembrance of those who have died from suicide. Before Mass, there will be an opportunity for people to light a candle for someone they would like to remember. Prayers will be offered at Mass for family, friends, and victims of suicide. The public is invited to attend both events.