The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) funds evidence-based Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Instructor training to Ohio first responder agencies. It is prudent to provide all first responders with the education and training necessary to become aware of the warning signs, risk factors, and situations that may cause someone to have suicidal thoughts.
The skills and techniques used in suicide prevention can apply to the public, coworkers, family, and friends. Suicide and suicidal ideation can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, race, rank, etc. Everyone plays a role in suicide prevention.
This project aims to equip key first responder personnel with the confidence and competence needed to initiate conversations about suicide with colleagues, instill hope, and refer at-risk colleagues to appropriate mental and behavioral health resources.
Attendees MUST be one of the following categories:
- Law Enforcement
- Fire Fighter
After participants become certified QPR instructors, they can access supplemental resources on the QPR website, which include information and resources in gatekeeper training presentations specific to first responders.
The registration for this FREE (virtual) Oct. 25 (10 a.m. -4 p.m.) First Responder QPR Courseis officially live.
To register, please visit: https://www.ohiospf.org/events_calendar/first-responder-qpr-instructor-course/
Registration is limited to twenty-five (25) attendees
- Registration Deadline: Oct. 10, 2022 (this will allow time for the two hours of prerequisite training).
- As of Oct. 3, we have only filled seven of the 25 seats.