QPR Institute to hold suicide prevention training in Bedford on Nov. 15th

BEDFORD – The QPR Institute (Question, Persuade, Refer) will be hosting a suicide prevention training seminar on Tuesday, November 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 2900 35th Street in Bedford.

Suicide is difficult topic to speak about and this training will address those barriers, along with breaking down the stigma’s around speaking about mental health, suicide and seeking out help. Question, Persuade, and Refer: three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people are 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. This is a free event for those interested in participating, but an RSVP is required to attend.

QPR Institute is a non-profit organization that offers extensive suicide prevention training programs as well as therapeutic services.

The training will be taught by Sara Kleber-Lowery, a certified QPR instructor since 2018 who has already trained hundreds in QPR and is the System of Care Coordinator for Lawrence County. In her role as a Wraparound Facilitator, she partners with families and has over 8 years of experience working in youth mental health.

Those in need of assistance, who are in need of someone to talk to can call the new suicide prevention hotline phone number at 988. This service is available 24/7 for those in need.