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Question. Persuade. Refer. Help Save Lives and Set a World Record.

National Suicide Prevention Week - September 9-15


For the years 2008-2014, Jefferson County ranked 11th out of 50 peer counties in terms of highest rates of suicide.   This statistic inspired the Louisville Health Advisory Board - a cross-sector group of community organizations and leaders working to improve physical, mental and social well-being for residents of Louisville - to come together and set an objective to design and implement a community-wide, evidence-based and data-driven program to eliminate suicides in Louisville.

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This group now seeks to save lives and help Louisville set a world record by training the most individuals in one week in the technique of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Similar to CPR, QPR is a 90-minute training course designed to support an emergency response to someone in crisis, and it can save lives.

We are currently investigating trainers and locations to offer the 90-minute training classes during National Suicide Prevention Week (September 9-15), and are especially interested in connecting with groups and local employers who may have interest in hosting this training at their facilities and/or for their employees. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Louisvillezerosuicide@gmail.com.  And please check back soon to learn how to register for the course this fall.

Please remember there are resources for you, family and friends related to suicide prevention.  The national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255 and a local (Louisville) crisis line number at Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties) is 502-589-4313.