By Paul Schmitt
The Live Algoma Emotional Wellness Work Group is hosting a training workshop this week to highlight the importance of suicide awareness education. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Claire Thompson, Community Development Coordinator at the U-W Extension office which is co-sponsoring the workshop says the event will be held at the Algoma Wellness Center at the high school.
Thompson says the free workshop features Monica Nelson of Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition. She says it is recommended for parents, teachers, clergyman, and anyone who has a connection with people who they suspect may suffer from a mental illness, depression or substance abuse and may be susceptible to suicide. The QPR training workshop will be held from noon until 1 p.m. Thursday at the Algoma High School. You can contact the Kewaunee County U.W.-Extension office if you plan on attending.