Suicide prevention is important every day of the year. National Suicide Prevention Week – September 4-10 gives us an opportunity to shine a special light on this topic that affects us all, and send a clear, hopeful message that help is available, and suicide can be prevented.
In Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), participants develop the skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Similar to CPR, QPR is an evidence-based suicide prevention program that provides lifesaving knowledge and steps to help someone in crisis. In QPR you learn:
- Common myths and facts about suicide
- Warning signs for suicide
- How to ask someone directly if they are thinking about suicide
- What you can do to support someone and get them the help they need