Take the training; help prevent a suicide

Published 2:52 pm Friday, July 5, 2024

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By Julie Whittaker

For the Enterprise

During July there are two opportunities to take life-saving training for suicide, QPR.

Any of us can make efforts to prevent more self-deaths. Easy, free, less than two-hour trainings are available, called QPR Suicide Prevention Training.

“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 family member friend, colleague, or neighbor.

Also. from the QPR Institute, “Because suicides happen in families – where emergency interventions are more likely to take place — we believe that at least one person per family unit should be trained in QPR.”

In QPR Suicide Prevention Training you will learn to:

• recognize the warning signs of suicide;

• know how to offer hope; and

• know how to get help and save a life.

Partners Behavioral Health Management offers a free virtual Training Class  via Zoom- Thursday, July 18,  2-4 p.m.;

In-person- Tuesday, July 23, 6-8 p.m. in the Davie County Public Library History Room

Registration is recommended at: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/ev/reg/b2skrtr.

Or you may email, Suicide Prevention Training-QPR

If seats are still available at the time of the event, walk-ins will be welcomed.

Flyers with links to register for either the online or in-person class are

available on Davie County Health and Human Services’ webpage by scrolling

to News & Information to access the flyers. Or on NAMI NW Piedmont, NC’s

website naminwpiedmontnc.org scrolling down to News & Events. Or check

the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NAMI.NWP.NC for an easy direct link to registrations.

Partners offers other free coursese. Request in-person group trainings to be facilitated by Partners training

staff. The Community Training Catalog with more information is available athttps://www.partnerstraining.org/community-training-catalog/

Please, take this training to help save lives. It works more often than it fails,

but it can’t work if someone doesn’t know how to engage with another in a

very vulnerable time of illness or overwhelming circumstances.

You can be a Gatekeeper.