Question, Persuade, Refer
Everyone has a role in suicide prevention
Suicide Prevention and Awareness for All Montanans
Why it matters and how you can save a life
On average, one person died by suicide every 33 hours in Montana in 2020.
Montana has ranked in the top 5 for rate of suicide in the nation for the past 40 years. In 2020, Montana ranked #2 among all 50 states.
The Rocky Mountain region has the highest suicide rates in the country. This is attributed to multiple factors, including social isolation, access to lethal means, substance abuse, Vitamin D deficiencies, socio-economic pressures, altitude, and high stigma surrounding mental illness.
Suicide is not chosen.
Suicide Happens when the Pain Exceeds the Ability to Cope.
QPR stands for QUESTION, PERSUADE, and REFER. These signify the 3 core steps to this approach of suicide prevention and awareness training.
It’s the same technique first responders and educators use with individuals contemplating suicide.
The mission is to recognize at-risk and suicidal individuals, identify their suicidal communications, and get them to needed services.
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Request a QPR Training
As a QPR-trained individual, group, or club, you will be able to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope to someone in crisis, and know how to get help and ultimately save a life.
Interested in becoming a QPR-certified entity? Fill out the form below that will connect you with our Executive Director, DeeDe Baker, who is a certified QPR gatekeeper trainer. QPR presentations are at NO COST to the presented group.