McNeese State University’s Kay Doré Counseling Clinic (KDCC) will host a special QPR Suicide Prevention Training on Tuesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. in the SEED Center.
QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, is an innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training that helps reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives, according to April Broussard, operations director for the KDCC and the McNeese Autism Program. Modeled after CPR, it is intended to help prepare everyday individuals to identify and respond when others may be in crisis.
The training, led by KDCC and taught by a certified QPR trainer, guides participants through a number of key suicide prevention components, including the common causes of suicidal behavior, warning signs and how to get help for someone who may be suicidal.
“The Kay Doré Counseling Clinic has a passion to increase awareness of mental health issues within our community. Because the suicide rates in Louisiana are higher than the national average, and the rates in Calcasieu Parish are even higher than the state, we feel a definite need to provide some behavioral health tools to as many of our citizens as we can,” says Broussard.
This event is open free to the public, but attendees must register at www.eventbrite.com/e/qpr-training-532022-seed-center-dr-yaudes-tickets-325160262097