Project Description

QPR Training


In 2009, the suicide statistics for Vanderburgh County, Indiana were astounding. The number of suicides reached an all time high of 49 occurring during this year. In an effort to create awareness of suicide prevention, Southwestern Healthcare, Inc. hosts, free to our community, QPR suicide prevention training sessions.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – three 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.

Being QPR trained will help you learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and know how to get help and save a life.

If you or your organization, church or small group is interested in hosting a free one hour course on QPR, our staff can come to your location and conduct the training. Training can be scheduled by calling our Communications Department at 812.436.4221.

For more in-depth information, click below to read our 5-part series of articles regarding QPR.

Part 1: Saving Lives in the Tri-State
Part 2: Myths and Facts
Part 3: Facts about Suicide and Learning QPR for Suicide Reduction I
Part 4: Facts about Suicide and Learning QPR for Suicide Reduction II
Part 5: Facts about Suicide and Learning QPR for Reduction III