3 steps anyone can take to save a life
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. QPR is a nationally certified, evidence-based program taught by certified trainers. Those completing the course will receive a certificate. The course focuses on training individuals to be “Gatekeepers” – someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, firemen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters and many others. This customizable 2- to 3-hour course is available to individuals and community groups at no charge as part of Philhaven’s commitment to improving the mental health and resilience of our community.
(717) 273-8871 ext. 2248