In recognition of September as National Suicide Prevention Month, Walworth County Health and Human Services will host suicide prevention training for anyone over the age of 16.
QPR—or Question, Persuade, Refer—is practical, proven suicide prevention training that empowers people to recognize the signs of crisis in others and provide potentially life-saving intervention and support. Just as people trained in CPR 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.
“Suicide is complicated and tragic and often preventable,” says Walworth County Public Health Specialist Patty Stritesky. “Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can save lives. Throughout September, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. Taking part in suicide prevention training is a simple yet impactful step that anyone can take to make a difference.”
This free suicide prevention training is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Walworth County Health and Human Services, 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn. Space is limited; registration is not required but strongly encouraged. You may register by visiting https://bit.ly/3PrzApR, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or calling 262-741-3200.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988 for 24/7 crisis support or chat 988Lifeline.org for connection with a trained crisis counselor.