Everyone has heard of CPR, but there is another technique called QPR that can also save a life.
QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent 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 help someone in crisis seek the support they need.
The Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition will provide free training in QPR at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21 at Rodman Public Library.
During the 90-minute trainings, individuals will learn:
- The prevalence of suicide in Stark County.
- How to ask directly if someone is thinking about suicide.
- The common causes of suicidal behavior.
- The warning signs of suicide.
- How to get help for someone in crisis.
Suicide prevention happens in everyday conversations with ordinary people. With the number of individuals that die by suicide each day, there is a high probability that you will come in contact with someone struggling with suicidal thoughts.
Registration is required to attend the QPR training at Rodman Library at https://starkmhar.org/event/qpr-question-persuade-refer-9/ .
Funded by Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery, the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition is a partnership of community members and representatives from more than 20 local community organizations working together to save lives. Its mission is to provide guidance and expertise to promote hope, wellness, and behavioral health as a means of preventing suicide in the Stark County community.