QPR Training at Lincoln High School
QPR Training comes to Lincoln High School
On Wednesday March 5, 2014 staff from the Jackson County UW-Extension Office and Together for Jackson County Kids will be training Lincoln High School students in grades 9-12 on the latest suicide prevention technique. QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is a simple way for anyone with some basic training to provide hope for a person who is thinking of committing suicide. The three most common causes of death among adolescents are accidents, homicide, and suicide. Suicide is a very preventable death; most people need just a word of interest and encouragement to change their mind and seek help for whatever is bothering them. QPR is not intended to teach our high school students how to be counselors or trainers. It is just one powerful way that one friend can help another friend save a life. This 90 minute training will be offered to all students in grades 9-12. Any parent who does not want their student to receive this training can call the high school office at 715-964-5311 to opt out. Students not attending QPR training will be given a designated place to read or do homework until training for their grade level is complete.