QPR - Question, Persuade, Refer: A Suicide Prevention Training Program

August 21, 2015  |  Training


Depression is the leading risk factor in suicide. In fact, 90% of those who die by suicide suffered from a depressive illness. Unfortunately, this disease is not always diagnosed or treated.

The second major risk factor is drug or alcohol abuse, which is frequently used as a way to cope. The mix of depression and substance abuse places an individual at grave risk. Drinking and using drugs may reduce inhibitions and impair the judgment of someone thinking about suicide, making the act more likely.


Individuals will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to apply three simple steps that may save a life. Presented by a certified instructor, the training includes information on:

  • The problem of suicide nationally and in Ohio
  • Common myths and facts associated with suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for asking the suicide question
  • Methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help
  • Ways of referring at risk people to local resources
  • AND time for Questions and Answers
The training is FREE and will be offered twice:
Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 10 am-12 noon 
Wilmington Municipal Building, Community Room 
69 N. South Street, Wilmington, OH 45177 
Register at: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 2-4 pm 
Mental Health Recovery Services 
212 Cook Road, Lebanon, OH 45036 
Register at: 
Phone Registration for either date at: 513.695.1695
Pre-registration is required.

Space is limited to 15 per session.
A flyer with more information can be downloaded by clicking here. 
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