QPR: Suicide Prevention

Suicide Stats

  • Suicide is the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States. 
  • It is the second-leading cause of death for children, teens, and adults ages 10-34 nationally.
  • In 2020, there were an estimated 1.2 million suicide attempts and 47,979 deaths by suicide. 
  • There were more than twice as many deaths by suicide than by homicide.
  • Deaths by suicide for adolescents ages 15-19 is 12.2 per 100,000.

Healthy People 2030 goal:

1. Reduce the suicide rate from 14.2 to 12.8 suicides per 100,000 population.

What we do:


Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR). These are actions we all can take to help someone who is in crisis, prevent suicide, and save a life. This free training teaches participants how to recognize loved ones at risk, how to intervene, and offer referrals and resources.

The QPR course is appropriate for children in high school 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.

Next sessions:

  • Tuesday, March 8, 9 am-1030am
  • Friday, March 18, 9 am-10.30 am
  • Monday, April 12, 9 am -10.30 am

Click here to schedule a FREE QPR training. Please note if you intend to bring this course to your community, we require a minimum of one week's notice.

Contact the health educator at HealthEdu@fishers.in.us to see how you can bring these programs to your community!

This course requires a minimum of 5 people. The FHD reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this course.

If you are in crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to anyone. All calls are confidential. http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org