- Suicide has risen dramatically among young Americans from ages 10 to 24. It is now the second leading cause of death after accidents.
- Child psychologist Peter Gray says the trend may be linked not to social media or screen time, but to more stressed out kids, who are driven to excel all the time.
- Gray says unstructured play time is what helps children develop much-needed resilience and courage, and it's desperately missing in today's jam-packed student schedules
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. These are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.
In this 2 hour training, QPR will teach you some of the warning signs of suicide, how to ask the difficult suicide question, as well as how to persuade and refer and individual to get appropriate help.
This training will be FREE courtesy of Indiana University Health. Registration is required. Email Erin Perdue at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 765.742.1800.
Are you interested in having the QPR Suicide Prevention Training taught to your organization? Contact Erin Perdue for more information.