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Question, Persuade, Refer | Fulton County

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211 Perimeter Center Pkwy NE

211 Perimeter Center Parkway Northeast

JLL Conference Room

Atlanta, GA 30346

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

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Hello future QPR Gatekeepers!

In partnership with WellCare, Mental Health America of Georgia is proud to offer this QPR training.

In Georgia, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death overall however it is the 2nd leading cause of death of individuals between the ages of 25-34; and the 3rd leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10-24. It is a public health issue that affects people of all ages, races, and ethnicities. Having a mental health disorder and/or a substance use disorder are the most significant risk factors for suicidal behaviors. Nearly twice as many people die by suicide in Georgia annually than by homicide.

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

Just as people trained in CPR 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. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, mentors, case workers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Point of Contact: Tami Brown at Tami.Brown@wellcare.com

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Atlanta, GA 30346

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