Question. Persuade. Refer.

qpr

It’s a heartbreaking statistic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2017, more than 47, 000 people died from suicide, resulting in about one death every 11 minutes. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34.

To educate the community about suicide prevention, the Peters Township Public Library will partner with Prevent Suicide PA  to host Question. Persuade. Refer: Suicide Prevention on Monday, February 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. At this training session, a certified QPR trainer will explain the 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to decrease suicidal behaviors and save lives. The session will discuss how to recognize risk factors and the tools available to help prevent suicide.

Register online to attend or call 724.941.9430 #1

QPR is one of the leading evidence-based programs in suicide prevention in the country. The intent is to recognize and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to proper care. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a family member, a friend, a colleague, or a neighbor. For more information, visit preventsuicidepa.org.

Prevent Suicide PA is a partner organization with PA Forward, a statewide program that works through five key literacies – Basic, Information, Civic & Social, Financial, and Health – connecting Pennsylvania residents with information at their local library to enhance their quality of life. The Peters Township Public Library is recognized as a PA Forward Gold Star Library for bringing quality programming and resources to the patrons they serve.