QPR Suicide Prevention Training
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. This training will teach you how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. After this three hour training, you will receive a QPR Institute certificate of completion.
Meet the Trainers:
Gretchen Gaudioso is a certified QPR trainer, and has been an advocate for mental health for over 18 years. She frequently visits schools and other businesses in the area to give presentations, training, and provides education. She also advocates for those with a mental health concern and facilitates a bipolar support group. She is dedicated to empowering those on their mental health journey, helping to answer questions, make appropriate referrals and helping others understand laws, rules, regulations and services.
Lois Walters MSN, RN, MHS, LPC is a mental health and addictions nurse/counselor, and college-level educator with over 36 years-experience. She holds two masters degrees; one in nursing and one in human services. She also completed Eastern Mennonite University’s Parish Nurse Program (also known as Faith Community Nursing). Lois also leads a local faith-based widow’s support group, teaches suicide prevention (QPR- Question, Persuade, and Refer), as well as CPR and First Aid in the community. She is also a certified QPR trainer.
*Note: There needs to be a minimum of 5-10 registered for the training. If that quota is not met a week before the time of the training, it will be canceled and all registrants will be notified of the cancellation. Once notified, those registered will have a choice of reimbursement or moving their registration to a later date. TRAININGS ARE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.