Suicide Prevention Training
ERASE staff are trained and experienced in providing QPR-Question, Persuade, Refer Training. The QPR Institute describes QPR as “3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 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 friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour. ERASE staff are also trained in the CONNECT Model. CONNECT is a public health, socio-ecological approach that looks at the individual, family, community and society. While a suicide is an act of an individual, it occurs in the context of and impacts that person’s relationships, community and the larger society and culture. CONNECT includes prevention and intervention and postvention (promoting healing and reducing risk after a suicide). These trainings are available to groups and communities on a contractual basis.