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KAVA Talks: Suicide Prevention Workshop/QPR

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Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus

3460 South 4155 West

West Valley City, UT 84120

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KAVA Talks (Kommitment Against Violence Altogether) is a male violence prevention advocacy group. We meet once a month in West Valley City, the 2nd Thursday of each month for resources, education, to give support and for opportunities to stop violence, intervene and to heal from violence.

We will meet Thursday December 13, 2018 at the West Valley Hospital which is now called the Jordan Valley Hospital, West Valley Campus. We meet in West Valley not in West Jordan.

December we will will be trained in Suicide Prevention, QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps 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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

After completion of the workshop you will be a Gatekeeper!
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisers, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
Recognize the warning signs of suicide
Know how to offer hope
Know how to get help and save a life

QPR is an an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons created in 1995 by Paul Quinnett. An abbreviation for Question, Persuade and Refer, the intent is also to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.
The sooner warning signs are detected and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicidal crisis will be.

Early QPR | Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.

Early intervention and referral | Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
Early Advanced Life Support | As with any illness, early detection and treatment results in better outcomes.
Early Recognition
We cannot overemphasize the need for early recognition of suicide warning signs.

Who needs training?
Everyone!

Please invite your friends. This is a confidential, non judgement, no shame, no guilt space! A Victim Advocate is on site. Some topics we discuss are Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Entrepreneurship, Care Giving, Disabilities, Religion and much more. Please share with networks.
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Jordan Valley Medical Center - West Valley Campus

3460 South 4155 West

West Valley City, UT 84120

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