Suicide Prevention Training/Classes

Confluence Health’s Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training.

Presented by Dr. Julie Rickard.

All training will be held at the Confluence Health Sleep Center conference room on Miller Street from 5:15-6:45 p.m. This training is for the public and Confluence Health employees, family and friends.

This QPR Gatekeeper training is a 90 minute training designed for anyone (teens and adults) interested in having the skills to save a life. It focuses on debunking the myths of suicide, learning the risk factors, understanding how to communicate with a suicidal person, and learning what next steps to follow to ensure help is received in a timely manner. Community members and healthcare workers are encouraged to take this opportunity to be prepared. Research shows it is likely to be someone you know.

Thus, it is imperative to ensure you can respond appropriately when called to action at home or at work. Local resources will be provided and discussed.


Sept. 28
Oct. 12
Nov. 9
Dec 7

To Register: Call Lisa Bozett at (509) 664-3475. (x2448)

Walk-ins are always welcome!

Suicide Prevention Activities:

SPCNCW meetings: Fourth Thursday of the month.  Location SAGE.  4-5pm.  Encourage community partners to attend to assist in rolling out the messaging of suicide prevention at all levels of the community.

Suicide Loss Survivors Support Group:  Second Tuesday of each month.  Meetings have a general topic of the month.  All meetings are held at Grace Lutheran Church.   Survivors welcome in all stages of grieving.  Talking is not required.  Come and allow us to support you.  Next meeting September 12 @ 7pm – 8:30pm.

QPR Gatekeeper Trainings:  90 min training on the warning signs and symptoms of suicide.  This training helps people understand what to do and how to respond when someone they know is suicidal.  This training can be scheduled for any group or business in our area.  Simply email with the request.


10/12/17 – 5:15 – 6:45pm.  Wenatchee Sleep Center Conference Room. Trainer Julie Rickard, PhD

11/09/17 – 5:15 – 6:45pm.  Wenatchee Sleep Center Conference Room. Trainer Julie Rickard, PhD

12/07/17 – 5:15 – 6:45pm.  Wenatchee Sleep Center Conference Room. Trainer Julie Rickard, PhD

QPRT Suicide Prevention Training (7 hours):  Question, Persuade, Refer, Treat and Assessment.


9/23/17 –  8 – 4:30pm.  Wenatchee Sleep Center Conference Room.  Trainer is Julie Rickard, PhD.

10/14/17 – 8 – 4:30pm. CWH Conference Room F/G.  Trainer is Julie Rickard, PhD.

While online courses are available this class is recommended so participants understand the local issues that impact our community.  Participants will learn about what they can do to create immediate and direct change in their practice, but specifically in this community.  This training is specifically for mandated nurses, mental health, pharmacists, and medical providers.  Everyone interested is welcome to attend.  Register with Lisa Bozett ext 2448.

Suicide Prevention Month Proclamation:  On September 14th Mayor Frank Kuntz will sign the proclamation for the City of Wenatchee making the month of September Suicide Prevention Month!  People can join SPCNCW members during the signing at the Wenatchee City Council meeting at 5:15pm.

Suicide Prevention Resources: