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Posted on: June 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - Suicide Prevention Training Offered

Plymouth County Suicide Prevention Coalition

The Hingham Health Department is bringing a QPR Training on Suicide Prevention to be held at the Hingham Public Library.

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1 ½ hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.

Ages 16 +. Registration is NOT required.  Please email with any questions and if you would like a printed certification.

  • Date: Tuesday June 6th
  • Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
  • Where: Hingham Public Library, Whiton Room, 66 Leavitt St, Hingham MA 02043

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