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QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Suicide Prevention Workshop

  

Did you know that there are over 600 completed suicides a year in Massachusetts alone? And that suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the US?

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.  

  

Monday, April 6, 2020, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

CCHS Library, 500 Walden St, Concord, MA

Adults only please. (Seating is limited to 50)

Workshop is free but RSVP is required. Sign up at the button below.

Additional Workshop Information

This QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. 

During this training, participants will learn the most up-to-date information on depression, anxiety, suicide, how the Internet impacts our mental health, and how to effectively identify and support students, friends, and loved ones who may be suffering. Finally, this workshop is anything but depressing - it is infused with energy and an appropriate level of humor, and consistently leaves participants feeling enlightened and empowered. 

Participants will leave this training with: 

  •  An understanding of the myths surrounding suicide
  •  Knowledge about the warning signs of self-injury and suicide
  •  An appreciation of the complexity and many challenges of suicide
  •  The courage, language and skills to help a person in distress


The trainer for this session is Jon Mattleman. Jon is a certified QPR Trainer, and has worked with thousands of parents, professionals, and youth to help prevent tragedies and to enhance mental health in their communities. Jon is best known for his presentation “The Secret Lives of Teens and Tweens”, and you can learn more about Jon at www.jonmattleman.com  .

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