Suicide Is Preventable

When it comes to mental health, early intervention can save a life.

Parkview Behavioral Health offers free QPR suicide prevention training. QPR stands for question, persuade and refer, a technique used to recognize the signs of someone at risk of suicide, offer hope and get the person the care they need.

QPR is a well-researched, outcomes-driven program that provides individuals with the tools to recognize signs of suicidal thoughts in someone and suggestions for open communication that can provide the affected person with hope and a path to support.

The two-hour, single day class introduces participants to the warning signs of those at risk of suicide, raises awareness of the importance of intervention and teaches individuals to take the first step in getting the person the life-saving help they need.

Class content includes:
  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help and learn about suicide prevention
  • Common causes of suicidal behavior
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

A key element of QPR training is learning how to begin the conversation when you have a concern that someone may be thinking of suicide. Talking honestly and directly about suicide and, most importantly, listening to the person talk about their feelings, can lower their risk of harming themselves.

Through Parkview Behavioral Health, QPR training is free and open to the public. Registration is required. You must be 18 or older to participate.

Register your interest in QPR Suicide Prevention Training. Dates for training events will be available soon. 

Support Group: Surviving Loss by Suicide 

If someone you love has lost their life by suicide, you are not alone. As a survivor experiencing complex feelings, coping can be a challenge. The Surviving Loss by Suicide support group provides a compassionate, healing environment where you can connect with others on a similar journey.

This group is appropriate for anyone whose life has been affected by the loss of a loved one due to suicide. Participants should be 18 years or older or accompanied by a parent if 14-17 years. New members may join at any time.

Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – 8 p.m., at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

For more information, call 260-463-9492.

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