Learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis in this suicide prevention training.
ABOUT THIS EVENT
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 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. This 2-hour session is meant for anyone interested in an overview of suicide awareness and intervention, and to practice asking loved ones and friends difficult questions.
ELIGIBILITY, EXPECTATIONS & APPLICATION
- Members of the behavioral health/mental health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington (HHS Region 10) are eligible to participate
- Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate
- Seats are very limited
- Questions: please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected].
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Center for Disease Control - Suicide Data and Statistics
- CDC WISQARS Data
- Mental Health America 2023 State of Mental Health Report
- Mental Health America "Alla Data" 2023 with filter function
- Mental Health Technical Transfer Center 988 and Crisis Resources
- Native and Strong Lifeline: The Nation’s First 988 Crisis Line for Indigenous People
Anna Guida, MPA
Anna Guida (she/her), MPA, has worked in the public health and environmental health space for the last 8 years and has held QPR Instructor certification since 2018. Anna is passionate about education as a tool for empowerment and progress. She believes focusing on the entire person in the pursuit of wellness, specifically mental well-being, is integral to long term healing and growth. Outside of work, Anna enjoys attending concerts, cooking for friends and family, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her dog Smokey.