Lori Wharton, Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer with the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma will be providing QPR suicide prevention training.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer -- three simple steps anyone can take to help save a life from suicide
QPR is often referred to as the mental health version of CPR
The training was developed by the QPR Institute, and is listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
The course is taught by a Certified QPR Gatekeeper Trainer
Warning signs and risk factors for suicide
How to approach someone and have a conversation about your concerns
How to persuade someone to seek help
Strategies for limiting access to lethal means
99% of those who take QPR tell us they would refer the training to others
Over 50% who report they have taken QPR previously, tell us they have utilized the technique
HOSTING A QPR TRAINING:
It's FREE -- No charge to host a training, and no charge for attendees to participate.
All attendees receive a QPR booklet which summarizes the technique and includes a wallet card for easy reference. Referral resources and additional materials are also shared.
Trainings are open to anyone 18 or older.