Family & Children’s Center is hosting a series of life-saving training events online.

Suicide, or death by intentional self-harm, is the 8th leading cause of death in Minnesota. Rates are near record highest as 2020, according to the state’s Department of Health. More than 700 Minnesota have died by suicide for six years in a row (2015-2020).The suicide prevention training will help class participants to how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to help someone who is at risk, just as people who are trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year.

The first in a series of online training sessions will take place Thursday, July 28th from 7 to 8 p.m.

It is open to anyone one or organization in Winona, Fillmore, Houston, Olmsted or Wabasha counties.

There will be an additional session Thursday, September 1st at 3 p.m.

Anyone interested in registering, or for more information, please email Director of Programs, Minnesota, Karrie Hahn at

You can also register for the sessions online.