Suicide Prevention Training Available for State Employees
Mead believes state employees can make a difference in the fight against suicide.
"To prevent suicide we must equip people to recognize the warning signs," said Mead. "More people trained in suicide identification and prevention gives us a better chance to make a difference."
The program takes approximately an hour to complete. "Question, Persuade and Refer (QRP)" is a nationally recognized, evidence-based practice that trains people how to recognize and intervene in a suicide crisis:
- Question a person’s desire or intent regarding suicide
- Persuade a person to seek and accept help
- Refer a person to appropriate resources
"Suicide is an issue that affects us all," said Mead. "Knowing the signs and getting a person to the help they need may save their life."