Brookings Area United Way




May 21 2020


11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Zoom Training

Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) — 3 simple steps that 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.

With QPR, the following Chain of Survival elements must also be in place:
o Early recognition of suicide warning signs. The sooner warning signs
are detected and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicide crisis will be.
o Early QPR. Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
o Early intervention and referral. Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical, as most people thinking about suicide are suffering from an undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness or substance abuse disorder for which excellent treatments exist. Also, the offering of hope and social and spiritual support can often avert a suicide attempt.
o Early professional assessment and treatment. As with any illness, early detection and treatment results in better outcomes and fewer lives lost to suicide.

Attend one of these sessions and you can receive a certificate for 1-hour suicide prevention for your teacher certification renewal. To register, email the date you would like to attend AND the filled out form (attached in the event) to

If you have questions, please call Dodi at 605-881-7823.

Hourly Schedule

Question, Persuade, Refer: Suicide Prevention Zoom Training

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
First Session
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Second Session

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