Thursday, February 18, 2021

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


February 18, 2021 11:00 AM

Join expert Beck Whipple, Suicide Prevention Coordinator within the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities, as he explains the QPR method.

As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent a suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you save a life.

QPR consists of these three skills:
Question ... a person about suicide
Persuade … someone to get help and,
Refer … someone to the appropriate resource

QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR, you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble, and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned. As with CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the use of QPR may save a life.

The QPR method was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. However, independent researchers and federal agencies who funded the original assessments of QPR have suggested that the QPR intervention could be useful in far broader applications. Indeed, QPR is widely applied as a universal intervention for anyone experiencing emotional distress. It is not known how many individuals emitting distress signals recognized and responded to by individuals trained in QPR were false positives (not suicidal), but were still in need of professional help.

When properly used, QPR works from a foundation of knowledge, compassion and understanding. The resulting intervention may help detect a wide range of personal problems that should respond to professional assessment and care. Early intervention may well prevent the development of suicidal thoughts and feelings downstream from a current crisis.

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The LBA is participating in a state-wide initiative to focus on lawyer wellbeing. We recognize that lawyers and judges are at risk for mental health difficulties at a rate far higher than the general population. We understand that good mental health and wellness is essential for the sustainability of lawyer wellbeing.

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