Stop Suicide Dahlonega

Turn the Tide on Suicide

The Intervene Challenge is coming to Dahlonega for a second training event on Monday April 8, 2019 from 9 – 2:30 PM in the Convocation Center at the University of North Georgia.  The event is open to all community members. 

Trained People Save People

Lumpkin County Georgia has experienced a sustained suicide rate for the past several years that is as much as 240% higher than the national average. Together we can build a culture of health and a network of care that makes our community stronger!

The University of North Georgia Alumni Assocation and the Dahlonega United Methodist Church are once again honored to support a second session in suicide intervention, sponsored by the Sigma Nu Kappa Chapter alumni.

In Memory


Colonel Billy Shaw

The training originally scheduled for February 26 is postponed to April 8th so that the UNG family can attend the memorial service of Colonel Billy Shaw. If you previously sent an RSVP for the February training please resubmit for the new training date using the RSVP link below. The April 8 training is dedicated to the memory of Col Shaw, a valient warrior who faithfully and courageously served his country. 

Community Training

Curriculum in the Intervene Challenge

 Listen-Learn-Lead© (L3) is a one day in class workshop in suicide intervention. L3 principles will benefit individuals from all walks of life and offers applications in various life situations. 

Primary Enabling Objective
Participants will gain the skills and confidence to render aid to individuals at risk of suicide.
Additional participant learning objectives are as follows:

First Hour

  • Increase personal awareness of the community impact of suicide
  • Understand the importance of developing a culture of community health
  • Gain insight into the questions asked in each phase of the L3 model

Second Hour

  • Recognize the steps to transitioning through the L3 model
  • Understand the importance of building rapport that enables a successful intervention
  • Practice the model through roleplay and simulation exercises

Third Hour

  • Discuss fears that impede willingness to intervene
  • Evaluate the myths that impact societal and helper responses to suicide
  • Examine cultural differences that challenge ability to intervene

Fourth Hour

  • Apply learning to better understand potential risk
  • Learn how the brain responds to Post Traumatic Stress increasing risk of suicide
  • Attempt to complete a brain response exercise given a PTS condition

Fifth Hour

  • Demonstrate skills to intervene through roleplay and simulation exercise
  • Identify the steps in transitioning to safety
  • Summarize the various community resources for further assistance as needed