Harlan United Methodist Church

Harlan United Methodist Church, 16434 SR 37, is offering Question Persuade and Refer suicide prevention training, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4. To enroll, text or leave a voice message at 260-438-9225.

Harlan United Methodist Church is offering the QPR suicide prevention seminar. Enrollment is $20 and enrollment is limited.

The class will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at the church, 16434 SR 37, Harlan. Register by text or leave a voice message at 260-438-9225.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. The 2-hour training teaches “three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide,” the church said an May 19 announcement.

“QPR’s mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives,” the church said in the announcement.

The training is presented in partnership with Purdue University Fort Wayne and the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition.

“We do hope to offer the ... event but will reschedule it if needed for the physical health of our community,” the church said in the announcement. Anyone registered will be contacted if the event is rescheduled.

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion that will be valid for three 3 years.

Registration will be capped at 30 participants.

Key components covered in the training:

• An overview of the prevalence of suicide (deaths, attempts and suicide ideation)

• How to question, persuade and fefer someone who may be suicidal

• How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

• The common causes of suicidal behavior

• The warning signs of suicide

• Local and national resources

QPR Institute Inc., which created the suicide prevention training, said the program is used extensively across the U.S. to extensively across for people who come in contact with people at risk for suicide including school staff, emergency responders, faith leaders, parents and others.

For more information see qprinstitute.com.

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