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What We Know
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
18% of all suicide deaths are olderadults.
Loneliness, fear of becoming a burden, grief, frustration over lack of self-sufficiency, chronic pain, illnesses, and cognitive disabilities are common reasons why older adults might consider and attempt suicide.
Older adults are more likely to succeed in their suicide attempts because of detailed planning.
They are also less likely to recover from the effects of failed attempts.
Common Myths About Suicide Prevention
Myth: Suicide is inevitable, no one can stop it. Fact: If a person in crisis gets the help they need, they will probably never be suicidal again
Myth: Confronting a person about suicide might only make them angry and increase the risk of suicide Fact: Asking someone directly about suicidal intent lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers the risk of an impulsive act
Myth: Only experts can prevent suicide Fact: Anyone can help the tragedy of suicide
"Suicide prevention training is extremely important because it creates a safe space, support system, and overall a more understanding society. Each day can become a struggle for people with mental health issues, but if we collectively have a basis to encourage, assist, and uplift each other, they might have a better future."
- Wayne State University Student on Suicide Prevention
QPR Suicide Prevention Training
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer; three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Mission: To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and evidence-based suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
To learn the risk factors and warning signs of suicide
To learn how to respond to someone in crisis
To understand suicidal communications
To learn which groups are at higher risk
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Upcoming Trainings: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 & Wednesday, November 9, 2022