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- QPR: Suicide Prevention
QPR: Suicide Prevention
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
Call or text 988 (Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) if you or someone you know is in crisis. You may chat online at 988lifeline.org or also call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). All services are free for everyone, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Learn more at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)
Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR). Similar to CPR, actions can be taken to help someone in mental health crises. These are actions we all can take to help someone in crisis, prevent suicide, and save a life. This free training teaches participants how to recognize loved ones at risk, intervene, and offer referrals and resources.
The QPR course is appropriate for individuals aged 14 and older who want to learn how to recognize signs of suicide and respond to them. For more information on the QPR course description, click here.
Click here to schedule a FREE QPR training or contact our Health Educator, Aruna Manisekaran, at HealthEdu@fishers.in.us.
This course requires a minimum of 5 people and one week's notice to schedule. The FHD reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this course.
- Suicide was the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States in 2020 with nearly 48,000 deaths by suicide and 1.2 million suicide attempts.
- It was the second-leading cause of death for individuals 10-14 and 25-34 years of age.
- There were more than twice as many deaths by suicide than by homicide.
Healthy People 2030 goal:
1. Reduce the suicide rate from 14.2 to 12.8 suicides per 100,000 population.