QPR is a 90-minute training, created by the QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention, to assist with suicide prevention education. QPR training provides three simple steps 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.
Davidson LifeLine, in partnership with the Mental Health Association of the Central Carolinas, offers QPR quarterly through the Town of Davidson Parks & Rec at no cost. We will also bring QPR to you, at little or no cost. Our trainers have trained at churches, high schools, and many other places people gather. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is part of a national effort to reduce stigma and mental illness. It is an interactive, 8 hour training that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of impact and overviews common treatments. It includes a 5-step action plan providing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess a potential mental health illness, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
Davidson LifeLine, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, offers MHFA for your organization at little or no cost.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)
YMHFA is recommened for any adult who works with or associates closely with adolescents. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. YMHFA is an 8-hour training. Davidson LifeLine, in partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System, offers MHFA for your organization at little or no cost.