Learn how to prevent suicide by asking questions

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR (question, persuade, refer) learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

It is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the United States that teaches best practices in suicide prevention.

QPR gatekeeper training is intended for community members 18 years and older and professionals including health care workers, first responders, law enforcement, educators, clergy, bankers, lawyers and others.

A 90-minute free gatekeeper training course will be held Oct. 13 at Turner Hall, 102 S. State St.

The course includes information about high-risk populations including youth, elderly and farmers. Learn about suicide warning signs and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

Statistics, myths and local resources are also part of the course.

Although the course is free and open to anyone 18 years and older, pre-registration is required because class size is limited to 30 participants.

Register at https://business.newulm.com/events/details/qpr-training-44519.


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