NEW LENOX – The New Lenox Safe Communities America Coalition, in partnership with Sertoma Centre, Inc., is offering a QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) class from 7 to 8:30 tonight in the Community Room at the New Lenox Village Hall.
The class is free and is recommended for anyone high school age or above.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer and is the CPR of mental health. This 1 ½ hour class increases public awareness of suicide and improves one’s ability to identify and refer those at risk for suicide.
Participants learn about the impact of suicide in America, common myths and facts surrounding suicide, warning signs, risk factors and protective factors.
Participants are equipped to intervene early by learning how to question, persuade and refer persons who are at risk for suicide.
Participants are identified as Gate Keepers upon completion of the training.
To register, contact Daniel Martin, safe community coordinator at the Village of New Lenox at 815-462-6493 or firstname.lastname@example.org.