This webinar will discuss the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), a method of suicide prevention training with 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR can help save a life, 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. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons, the intent of which is also to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.
In QPR the general public is educated about the known warning signs of a suicide crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized possessions, talking of suicide, securing lethal means, and then taught how to respond.
-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 for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
Trigger warning: This webinar will include discussion of suicide and/or reference to other mental health disorders and their symptons/signs which may be traumatizing/disturbing for some viewers.