QPR Presentation At Hinsdale School
November 9, 2022
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, the three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The Hinsdale School is hosting a QPR presentation Wednesday, Nov. 16, 3:30 p.m., and it's open to the entire Hinsdale community.
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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
In QPR, you are educated about the known warning signs of a suicide crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized possessions, talking of suicide, securing lethal means, and then taught how to respond.
Presented by Frederick Lee from Roosevelt County. After his son Michael (age 13) committed suicide on July 27, 2018, Frederick took on the task of trying to start a suicide prevention program in northeastern Montana, after learning that Montana is the number one worst state for suicide in the nation. In fall of 2018 he became certified as a QPR- Question, Persuade and Refer Instructor and has been going around NE Montana trying to spread the word on Suicide Prevention, because he does not want another family to have to go through what he did.