PROVO — The Utah County Health Department will host a suicide prevention meeting for National Suicide Prevention Week, which is May 18-24.
The Suicide Prevention Town Hall Meeting will be 7 p.m. May 22 at the Utah County Health and Justice Building, 151 S. University Ave.
The keynote speaker will be Greg Hudnall, HOPE Task Force executive director. "Ask a Question, Save a Life" is this year's theme, and Hudnall will be providing "Question, Persuade, Refer" training.
Participants are not asked to counsel someone who is suicidal, but rather to recognize signs, ask questions, persuade the person to get help, and refer the person to a resource that can offer immediate assistance.
Representatives from the Utah County Crisis Line, Hope4Utah, National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Crisis Line, American Legion, BYU Comprehensive Clinic, SMART Utah County, Intermountain Healthcare, Wasatch Mental Health and others will also be on hand starting at 6 p.m.