QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer with Certified QPR Instructor: Anna Guida, MPA
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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from 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 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 a Gatekeeper?
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
• Recognize the warning signs of suicide
• Know how to offer hope
• Know how to get help and save a life
About the Presenter:
Anna Guida (she/her), MPA, grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho, and moved to Boise in 2012 to attend Boise State University for both her undergraduate and her graduate degrees. She is the Program Manager for Empower Idaho, and has been with the organization for over 4 years. Anna believes that focusing on the entire person in the pursuit of wellness, specifically mental well-being, is integral to long term healing and acceptance. Anna is committed to serving Idahoans on their journeys to recovery and fulfilment while honoring the unique paths taken to achieve these goals. Learn more about the presenter at: www.empoweridaho.org/education/consumer-activities/