QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is a nationally recognized, evidence-based, suicide awareness training intended to educate the general public about suicide warning signs. QPR Training lasts about 90 minutes, and can be taught to individuals, small groups, and organizations. QPR is not a counseling training, and is not intended to be counseling. Instead, QPR equips the trained individual (a “Gatekeeper”) to feel more capable of recognizing warning signs and know what to do during a potential crisis.
• Recognize suicide warning signs, and how to take all signs seriously
• Debunk common myths that typically prevent people from inquiring how someone is coping
• Gain valuable questioning tools to speak with someone who may be struggling with suicidal thoughts
• Learn what resources your community has to refer people to when they are identified to be at risk or in need of intervention
You can visit the QPR website for more information. To schedule a training for yourself, or your organization email email@example.com subject line QPR Training.
Identify. Understand. Respond.
Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. Mental Health First Aid is a course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
When you take a course, you learn how to apply the Mental Health First Aid action plan in a variety of situations, including when someone is experiencing:
• Panic attacks
• Suicidal thoughts or behaviors
• Nonsuicidal self-injury
• Acute psychosis (e.g., hallucinations or delusions)
• Overdose or withdrawal from alcohol or drug use
• Reaction to a traumatic event
The course offers participants the opportunity to practice through role plays, scenarios, and activities, making it easier to apply these skills in a real-life situation.
You can visit the Mental Health First Aid website for more information. To schedule a training for your organization email firstname.lastname@example.org subject line Mental Health First Aid Training.