QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training at AHM

Have you ever been in a situation where someone you know is feeling completely lost or depressed and you are not sure what to say or do? There is a nationwide program called QPR that can teach you how to react in a similar situation. Your actions can help someone from taking their own life.

Every week in Connecticut, an average of 8 people die by suicide. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death by Americans under age 50. This training can help you as a friend, family member, peer, or compassionate bystander to make a difference in someone’s greatest time of need.

On Tuesday, November 5th from 5:00 – 6:00 PM, AHM Youth, and Family Services is partnering with St. John Fisher Church in Marlborough to offer virtual online QPR training for up to 40 people. Facilitators for this program are Tressa Giordano, AHM’s Executive Director, and Megan Aldridge, AHM’s Clinical Director. Participants will receive a QPR booklet. Directions on how to pick up the booklet will be communicated during the training. QPR meets the requirements for listing in the national registry of evidence-based practices and policies.

Training will include the Good Samaritan Law, support information and resources, warning signs of a suicide crisis, and how to respond.

To register email Mason Shalayda at MasonS@ahmyouth.org. Once registered a link will be provided for you to access the training

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