QPR - Suicide Prevention Training

"Question, Persuade, and Refer" Gatekeeper Training

3 Simple Steps Anyone Can Learn to Help Save a Life from Suicide

  • Remaining Date: June 16th (Jackson Center)
  • Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Registration Cost: FREE ($0)

Participants in this Suicide Prevention training will:

· Recognize the Warning Signs of Suicide

· Understand Early Intervention and Referral Options

· Explore and Practice the Q.P.R. Process

· Gain a Deeper Understanding of Area Mental Health Resources and Agencies

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What You Will Learn, Target Audience, etc:

Target Audience: School officials, educators, public employees, business leaders, non-profit leadership/youth serving organizations, faith-based organizations, and community members.

Why Attend? In just three hours, either online or in-person, you can become trained in QPR. You’ll learn how to identify warning signs, how to interrupt the crisis and how to direct that person to proper care.

Overview: Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in Q.P.R. (Question, Persuade and Refer) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

What is Q.P.R.? QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons created in 1995 by Paul Quinnett. The intent is also to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care. Individuals completing the training will be provided with resources to help direct at-risk individuals to appropriate support services within our region.

Early Recognition is Essential! We cannot overemphasize the need for early recognition of suicide warning signs. A well-executed, strong and positive response to the early warning signs of a pending suicide event may render subsequent links in the Chain of Survival unnecessary. Most people thinking about suicide are suffering from an undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness or substance abuse disorder for which excellent treatments exist.

With QPR the following Chain of Survival elements are reinforced within the region’s system of care:

  • Early Recognition of suicide | The sooner warning signs are detected and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicidal crisis will be.
  • Early QPR | Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
  • Early intervention and referral | Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
  • Early Advanced Life Support | As with any illness, early detection and treatment results in better outcomes.

Training Details & Overview


Remaining Date

Date: June 16, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Location: Jackson Center Schools, 204 Linden St, Jackson Center, OH 45334


Mrs. Beth Adkins, LSW

Director of Prevention and Education

Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services

Jointly Sponsored by: Tri-County Board of Recovery & Mental Health Services and Midwest Regional ESC

Contact Hours: 3.0

Deadline to Register: Ten (10) Days Prior to the Scheduled Training Date

Registration Fees:

  • $0 (FREE workshop)


Wednesday, Jan. 15th, 8:30-11:30am

Sidney Board of Education, 750 S 4th Ave, Sidney, OH 45365

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process.

What You Should Bring? Writing Utensils

Our Cancellation Policy - If you cannot make the event, please cancel by January 10th at 3:00pm . Send Cancellations to Kim Leach, Administrative Assistant, at Kleach@mresc.org.

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