“Individuals in a community who have face-to-face contact with large numbers of community members as part of their usual routine. They may be trained to identify persons at risk of suicide and refer them to treatment or supporting services as appropriate.”Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
As a Certified QPR Instructor, I provide 60 minute training to groups of 25 people about suicide warning signs and how to work with a suicidal person.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
QPR suicide prevention training topics
QPR training is for the every day person, you don’t need to have a background in mental health. If you work with people, have a family, or have friends then this short training is something you should consider.
- 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
According to the QPR Institute, 97% of participants rated QPR training as “above average” or “outstanding” and 92% of healthcare professionals found QPR relevant to their work.
If you are interested in bringing this essential training to your work, church, or organization, please contact me.
I believe that you deserve more than ok. If you’re feeling depressed and ready to make your mental health a priority, contact me today.
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Jeff Simms is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Certified Counselor in private practice in Grand Blanc, Michigan. Jeff works with adults that want to get better dealing with their anxiety, depression, PTSD, and marriage.