With the difficulties of the past year, more people are feeling isolated than ever before, especially with those things out of their control, but there are steps you can take to help someone and prevent suicide.
You’ve likely heard of CPR but what about QPR? Question, persuade, refer (QPR) are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. You never know who you could impact by empowering all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone you know.
An upcoming QPR virtual training is being offered on January 12 @ Noon MT. You can become trained in QPR today, register here: https://forms.gle/tn3Y21roesPUj1UaA.
The signs of crisis are all around us, and suicidal thoughts are common. Suicide threats and attempts are less common, but much more frequent than most people realize. Suicide is the most common psychiatric emergency and a leading cause of death in America and around the world. This means that the need for QPR knowledge also is common.
You probably know someone who has made a suicide attempt. You may even know someone who died by suicide, and it is very likely you know someone who has thought, or is thinking, about suicide. If you are a professional caregiver, veteran, police officer, fireman, minister, priest, rabbi, school nurse, coach, teacher, youth leader, paramedic, high school counselor, case manager, volunteer, or businessperson, you very likely have had firsthand contact with suicidal people.
Ask a question. Save a life. Inspire hope. Register for an upcoming QPR training today.