QPR Gatekeeper Training - Fairmont, MN

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Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center

610 Summit Drive

Fairmont, MN 56031

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

The Heart and Mind Connection will offer QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Training. 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. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, 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

This FREE class is limited to 30 participants. Includes materials and certificate. 1 hour CEU available.


6:00pm - 7:45pm: Screening of the documentary "SUICIDE: The Ripple Effect"

Following the training, stay for a free screening of the powerful documentary that chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then, Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become the worlds most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate. The film also features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to #BeHereTomorrow.

This is a FREE community event, but due to limited seating, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Tickets are available at: suicide-the-ripple-effect-fairmont-mn.eventbrite.com


7:45pm - 9:00pm: Community Forum - Mental Health, Suicide and Stigma

Following the screening, join in a discussion on how mental health issues affect the community, what individuals can do to fight the stigma surrounding this national epidemic and support those facing mental health challenges with other local organizations and community members involved in the fight against the stigma of mental illness and suicide.


No childcare will be available.

***Due to the nature of discussions some attendees may be trigerred by discussions of childhood and adult mental illness and suicide. We suggest you speak with your licensed mental health professional to discuss if this event is right for you, proper grounding techniques and create a plan of wellness before attending this event or any event that discusses trauma and suicide.

Certified Peer Support Specialists will be on hand throughout the evening, available for anyone who is in need of emotional support.

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Lakeview Methodist Health Care Center

610 Summit Drive

Fairmont, MN 56031

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