Suicide Awareness and Prevention

FEB 8, 10A

Do you know the signs of suicide and what to do if someone you know is demonstrating suicidal ideation? Suicide is an increasing mental health crisis and can be an area that many Christians struggle to engage with those who are hurting. This seminar will provide a faith-based perspective to equip you to identify the signs of suicide, and understand how to help someone who is suicidal. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Kay Bruce, Counseling Program Director at Western Seminary. You will leave with practical tools for how to care for, love, and encourage someone thinking about suicide.


This event is for adults (18+) who are interested in learning more about how to help someone who is having suicidal thoughts and how to care for families affected by suicide loss. You never know who you might encounter that is struggling - a coworker, friend, or family member. Come and get equipped to recognize the signs of suicide and know how to help.

Dr. Kay Bruce is the Counseling Program Director at Western Seminary and is a certified presenter of the QPR Suicide Intervention method. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. Dr. Bruce has been providing suicide prevention training for over two decades, including to churches across the Northwest.

The QPR method is a research-based approach to reducing suicidal behaviors and saving lives by providing a innovative, practical and proven suicide intervention method. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Certificates of attendance are available for those who request one. 

Childcare is available at an additional cost. Email with questions. 

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Get tools to care for someone you love.

Equipped to Care is a quarterly biblical training held at Bethel to help educate, equip and support our Bethel body and community around mental health challenges. As we engage and face trials together, we are better equipped to care for each other and those we love. 

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