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Suicide Prevention Training and Resources for Educators
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

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Beck Whipple
(502) 782-4548

Training for Educators, Staff and Communities

On-Site Training

QPR – Ask a Question and Save and Life

Gatekeepers are trained to know the signs of suicide and how to talk to a person about them and then guide him or her to the help he or she needs. Gatekeepers are trained through QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. Certified school staff training sessions are two hours and meet the mandated training requirements. Classified staff and community QPR training sessions generally run 90 minutes.

QPR stands for "question, persuade and refer." It is an educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get persons at risk the help that they need.

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver 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.

Use the Contact Information at the right side of the page to schedule free QPR training for your staff or community in Kentucky.

School-Facilitated Training

A limited number of Lifelines and More Than Sad kits are available at no cost to Kentucky schools. Use the Contact Information on this page to request a kit.

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