We are seeking trainees to participate in a VIRTUAL (no cost to you) training relating to COVID-19 and Suicide Prevention. This self-guided training generally takes 1 hour to complete, but can be completed at your own pace. It is delivered by certified QPR gatekeeper instructors. Upon completion, you will obtain a three year certification. Here is the website for more information about the training: https://qprinstitute.com/.
If you are interested, please message us your name and email address AND complete this pre-training survey: https://nku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b1lOEY5agKv93sV
** You must be at least 18 years of age and currently live in Bracken County **
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth and young adults in Kentucky. According to the Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 15 percent of Kentucky high school students (1 in 7) reported having seriously considered suicide within a 12-month period. In addition, 17.4 percent of Kentucky middle school students (nearly 1 in 5) reported that they had seriously considered killing themselves at some point in their lives. However, experts say that suicide can be preventable. When educators, students and communities learn warning signs and how to take action when a young person might be at risk of a suicidal crisis, lives can be saved.