80% of teens who die by suicide show clear warning signs. Do you know what signs to look for or what to do when someone you love demonstrates suicidal symptoms or tendencies?
In 2021, suicide rates continue to rise across America. It is important we work together as a community to help save lives. Diversus Health is partnering with Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention Coalition to provide FREE Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention trainings on the third Friday of every month, from 1:00-2:30p.m., MST. These trainings are open to Diversus Health clients, families, and friends, as well as the general public.
Register for this virtual training seminar by filling out our QPR Training Registration Form.
What is QPR Training?
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, an acronym used for gateway training in suicide prevention. When it comes to saving the life of someone in a mental health crisis, QPR is the equivalent of CPR training. This training educates participants in basic suicide prevention and how to support those who may be at risk of suicide. Every responsible community member should know how to identify the signs of suicide and how to seek help.
What Are the Benefits of Participating in QPR Training?
Talking about suicide can be difficult. This training session, offered monthly, is an evidence-based seminar that focuses on discussing suicide, life, and death in a healthy, supportive way, as well as the normalcy of feeling anxious when talking about suicide with others. Diversus Health Suicide Prevention Coordinator and Clinician, Helen Littrell, says, “This 1.5 hour training can help anyone have more confidence in asking their loved ones about suicide or help them get to the care they need, no additional training required.”
What You Can Expect to Learn by Attending
We live in a society that pressures us to approach our struggles alone. “Reaching out for help shows strength and courage,” states Littrell. Learn how to:
- Identify the warning signs of suicide
- Ask someone if they are suicidal
- Support someone to get further help to prevent suicide.
How to Register for Our FREE QPR Suicide Prevention Training
To register, please visit and fill out our QPR Training Registration Form. This free training will be held virtually, every third Friday of each month. Each session will focus on the same training material, so you can join once or as many times as you need. Sign up today to attend our upcoming QPR training and learn more about how you can take a role in participating in healthy and supportive conversations to prevent suicide.
*Participants with personal experience of suicide should be aware that some of the material presented may trigger intense emotions. QPR trainers will be available for a period after each session to check in with anyone who may need to talk and/or be connected with additional support. Participants triggered or affected by the training material are encouraged to seek support with QPR trainers via the training chat.