Thu, Sep 28|
Oaks Family Care Center
QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training
With anxiety and depression on the rise it has become imperative to learn the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. QPR teaches the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Time & Location
Sep 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Oaks Family Care Center, 4196 Center Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212, USA
About The Event
In today's world people are struggling with anxiety and depression on a daily basis and the uncertainty of what may come next causes feelings of hopelessness and isolation. Often our friends, family, and co-workers don’t share what they are going through because they don’t think others care or they don’t want to worry anyone. Sometimes they are also afraid that what they are thinking will affect their job status. But there are signs that can alert us that someone is struggling and needs help. Though we want to help others, we may feel uncertain and nervous about talking to someone about these concerns.
Oaks Family Care Center is here to help!
Jason Moore is a Counselor at Oaks and is also a certified QPR Gatekeeper trainer. This accredited, 1 hour training is tailored for the public and designed to teach you about the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
What is a Gatekeeper? According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.