Could You Recognize the Warning Signs of a Potential Suicide?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 01:57pm

The Military Department is hosting a class by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on October 6th from 9:00 to 11:00 in the state admin training room called Q.P.R.

Q.P.R. stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Some statistics for Tennessee from the AFSP website:

  • Death by suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in Tennessee for ages 15-34
  • Death by suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in Tennessee for ages 10-14
  • One person dies by suicide approximately every 8.5 hours in Tennessee

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. 

There are a limited number of seats available, if you are a Military Department employee that would like to attend please email with “reserve a seat” in the body.