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C3's Mental Health Workshop Series

Thursday, November 5, 2020
4:00 pm EST5:30 pm EST

Youth In Trouble: Recognizing The Signs of Suicide (QPR Gatekeeper Training)

Course Description:
QPR Gatekeeper training is a 90-minute course that will equip in a clear, concise format so participants can assist someone who is in a mental health crisis. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. Participants are taught how to recognize the signs of suicide, understand how to respond, and know where to refer a person for professional help.

Course Objectives:
Dispel myths and decrease stigma around suicide
Understand risk factors and wall of resistance
Understand relationship between access to means of suicide and rates of suicide
Recognize warning signs and suicidal communications
The common causes of suicidal behavior
How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
Practice the personal courage and confidence it takes to question, offer hope, persuade and refer someone in a suicidal crisis
Learn how to access community resources
Know that you have the power to help

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