September 9, 2021 5:00 pm / 6:00 pm

My name is Marissa, and I am an Overdose Rescue Trainer serving with the AmeriCorps Community Training (ACT) Program at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies. The ACT program aims to save lives by teaching community members in the tri-county region how to recognize an opioid overdose, how to administer Narcan (a life-saving opioid antidote), and how to perform hands-only CPR.

We are holding a Public Training for National Suicide Prevention Month on Sept. 9th at 5:00 PM virtually via Zoom. The opioid overdose epidemic has claimed many lives and is not limited to those who accidently overdose. Hidden in the alarming number of overdose deaths is a significant number of people who have decided to take their own life. This training will allow community members an opportunity to learn how to save someone’s life during an overdose emergency. Our training sessions are free and typically take about an hour. After the training session, all participants receive a free Overdose Rescue Kit containing Narcan.

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