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QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - Suicide Prevention Training

Suicide prevention is everybody's business!

What is QPR?

Just like CPR, QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer is an emergency response technique for someone in crisis and has been proven to save lives. Learn to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide and how to help them.

Who teaches QPR?

QPR is taught by certified volunteers. Many of our volunteers are from the Eau Claire Healthy Communities Mental Health Action Team as well as from the Eau Claire County Medical Reserve Corps.

Each instructor has completed the QPR Instructor Certification Program, which was created and developed by Paul Quinnett, Ph.D. of Spokane, Washington. This certification allows us to teach QPR and increase the number of people in our community that are trained to act in a courageous, positive manner to prevent suicide and save a life.

Who should take the QPR training?

QPR training is not just for professional people. Everyone that works with people, regardless of their field of employment can benefit. If you know someone, this training is for you.

How will QPR help me to feel confident in assisting a depressed person at risk of suicide?

The QPR training is taught in a form that is clear, concise, and applicable for a wide variety of audiences. The information is easy to understand and materials are given to the participants, including a QPR booklet with warning signs and a list of resources available in our community.

How long does the training take?

The training typically lasts an hour; however we like to allow time for sharing and questions so trainings can last up to two hours. Taking 1-2 hours of your time can help save lives!

What is the cost?

QPR trainings are offered free of charge.

When can I be trained?

Training can be offered at times that are convenient for you and your group. If you are interested in having a training occur in your organization or group, please contact Chelsie at 715-839-4766 or Chelsalyn.smith@co.eau-claire.wi.us.

Please check our Health Department calendar for upcoming community training opportunities. Like us on facebook to get event notifications as trainings are scheduled.


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