Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training

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University of Louisville

505 South Hancock Street

Louisville, KY 40202

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QPR training focuses on how to recognize warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to refer to resources to help save a life.

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A community-wide coalition focused on suicide prevention is organizing a broad-based community effort centered around National Suicide Prevention Week - September 9-15, 2018. The Louisville Health Advisory Board (LHAB) Behavioral Health committee seeks to help Louisville set a world record by training the most individuals in one week in the technique of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR).

According to recently published data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates are on the increase, and more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition. For the years 2008-2014, Jefferson County ranked 11th out of 50 peer counties in terms of highest rates of suicide. This is a change from the prior ranking of 8th, however the suicide mortality rates were higher nationally. In essence, while other counties increased at a higher level, Louisville’s suicide mortality rate still increased. These statistics are what inspired a cross-sector of community partners to come together and set an objective to design and implement a community-wide, evidence-based and data-driven program to eliminate suicides in Louisville.

We recognize that many people are uncomfortable discussing suicide, even when family or friends may be in crisis. However, the technique of “Question, Persuade, Refer” (QPR; www.qprinstitute.com) can improve a person’s comfort and confidence in broaching this difficult subject. QPR is an intervention that can improve the “Chain of Survival,” similar to CPR’s impact on increasing public’s confidence to provide life-saving interventions. QPR focuses on three things: how to recognize warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to refer to resources to help to save a life.

Early recognition of suicide warning signs is key to saving a life. Please join Louisville, and the Louisville Health Advisory Board, in saving lives this September.

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