March 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn QPR – 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 pm
It takes a COMMUNITY to prevent suicide. Most people who die by suicide have indicated their desire to die before taking their life. However, most of us do not know what to say or do in those times.
Because of this, the warning signs, subtle hints, and even overt cries for help often go unacknowledged and are met with silence, but WE CAN CHANGE THIS.
QPR teaches lifesaving skills, and it is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Just as CPR prepares you for stepping in to assist with a cardiac emergency, QPR teaches the skills and knowledge to intervene to prevent suicide.
Gatekeepers can include anyone positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, clergy, coaches, caseworkers, healthcare providers, emergency responders).
The process follows three steps:
- QUESTION the person about suicide
- PERSUADE the person to seek and accept help
- REFER the person to appropriate resources
Gatekeepers will receive QPR materials and resources, including local referral information, such as Summit Pointe’s 24 hour crisis line: 1-800-632-5449
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to get help for someone in crisis
Sign up for a QPR class today; spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors; and once you’ve taken QPR, share your knowledge with others, help plant the seeds of hope, and when you notice warning signs that someone might be thinking of suicide, use your skills to TAKE ACTION.
If you are interested in bringing QPR to your workplace or organization, please contact Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org