Nebraska Extension Offers Free Suicide Prevention Training | Local

LINCOLN — An upcoming online training by Nebraska Extension will teach participants how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior.

Life can be stressful at the best of times. For Nebraskans, the past few years have been particularly difficult. Recent disasters and the pandemic have changed the way we work, juggle family and finances, manage our health and that of our loved ones. These challenges can contribute to feeling overwhelmed and increase anxiety.

In response to life’s uncertainty, Nebraska Extension will offer an online “Question”. To persuade. Refer.’ training. QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.

A person trained in first aid, CPR or the Heimlich maneuver can help save lives. And people trained in QPR learn to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis and how to interview, persuade and refer someone for help.

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This 90-minute training will be held online, via Zoom, on April 12 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Training is free, but registration is required at https://go.unl.edu/qpr21. The course is limited to 30 participants.

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