QPR: Suicide Prevention
This training is being generously sponsored by Living Hope – City of Edmonton for all Edmonton and area residents. This is available at no cost (using discount code provided from Living Hope) to Edmonton and area participants.
Imagine Institute for Learning is certified by the QPR institute to provide suicide prevention training. QPR teaches the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to offer hope through positive action and ultimately, how to assist in saving a life. The three basic steps for this training workshop include:
Question – the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide;
Persuade – the person to seek and accept help and support;
Refer – the person to the appropriate resources.
This initiative was created to talk openly about suicide and to reduce the stigma that is attached. The plan is to provide better awareness and knowledge to service providers, front-line workers and others so that they are trained to detect signs of suicidality and equipped to refer the appropriate assistance and supports.