Suicide, psychiatric hospitalization increase among Wisconsin youths, beat national average
Safe Communities offers a free QPR (Question Persuade Refer) training where participants learn the warning signs for suicide, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life. QPR meets the requirements for listing in the National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Policies (NREPP).
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A gatekeeper is someone trained to recognize a suicide crisis and, because of their training, knows how and where to find help.
No registration required. Class is free of charge.
Upcoming QPR Training Classes
“Thank you for this amazing training. It was very helpful to me and you presented difficult materials very well. I still can’t believe the number of suicides in Wisconsin. I would have never guessed. I am sharing this information with other groups.”
Lisa, QPR Class Participant
Dane County Suicide Crisis Line: (608) 280-2600
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We are currently focusing on three major program initiatives:
Safe Communities is coordinating a Zero Suicide partnership that includes all area health care systems, as well as community organizations with a role to play in suicide prevention. The initiative is modeled after Henry Ford Health Care System’s program, which demonstrated an 80% reduction in suicide among health care plan members.
Safe Communities offers a free QPR (Question Persuade Refer) training where participants learn the warning signs for suicide, how to offer hope, and how to seek help to save a life.
QPR is CPR for Suicide Prevention.
Safe Communities launched a replication of New Hampshire’s Project Connect Guns Shop Project in 2016. The program is promoted on Harvard University’s Means Matters website as a means reduction strategy.