Question. Persuade. Refer.
Three steps anyone can learn
to help prevent suicide.
Riverdale City, in partnership with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office and Live Hannah’s Hope, presents a free QPR training event to assist the public in understanding and preventing suicide.
When: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 S. 900 W.
Who: Anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention.
Please join us for this important event.
We can save lives.
A MESSAGE FROM RIVERDALE MAYOR NORM SEARLE
QPR (QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER)
Some weeks ago on a snowy winter evening, I, along with eight other Weber County Mayors, attended QPR Training at the library in Ogden Valley. QPR Training, like CPR, helps us to save lives. QPR is suicide prevention training. The training, we received, was expertly taught by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. I was very impressed with the training and felt that it was important to make it available to the residents of our community. I came away from the training with a better understanding of how to recognize someone who is contemplating suicide, what questions to ask and "not ask" and how to get them the needed help. Suicide is all around us. People of all ages are having struggles with life and are considering suicide. Our police officers are dealing with it on a regular basis, often three to four times a week. It is estimated that deputies from the county sheriff’s office deal with at least one call a day. It is a problem that is real and is all around us. The following is an invitation from Deputy Mike Aschinger, who will be a major part of the training planned for April 13th.
QPR = Suicide Prevention
Join us for an amazing meeting on Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 P.M. at the Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 S 900 W in Riverdale. QUESTION-PERSUADE-REFER…you can save a life. Please join us. The training will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
The Weber County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the City of Riverdale and Live Hannah’s Hope are proud to present free training to assist the public in understanding and preventing suicide. As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent a suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you save a life. QPR consists of these three skills: 1. QUESTION, a person about suicide 2. PERSUADE someone to get help and 3. REFER someone to the appropriate resource. Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned. As with CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the use of QPR may save a live!
Deputy Mike Aschinger
Patrol Deputy, Weber County Sheriff’s Office
I would hope that you will join us on April 13th for this very informative and much needed training! I look forward to seeing you there!
Norm Searle, Mayor
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