TOWN HALL MEETING
Q P R
Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.
Riverdale City, in conjunction with the Weber County Sheriffs Office and Live Hannah’s Hope, presents a free OPR training event to assist the public in understanding and preventing suicide.
When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 S. 900 W.
Who: Anyone interested in learning about suicide prevention.
Please join us for this very important event.
QPR (QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER)
I have had the opportunity on two occasions to attend QPR Training and am looking forward to attending another session. QPR Training, like CPR, helps us to save lives. QPR is suicide prevention training. This training is expertly taught by the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. I have been very impressed with this valuable training and feel it is important to make it available again to all residents of our community. Those attending the training will gain a better understanding of how to recognize someone who is contemplating suicide, what questions to ask and “not ask” and how to get them the needed help. Suicide is all around us. People of all ages are having struggles with life and are considering suicide. Our police officers are dealing with it on a regular basis, often several times a week. It is estimated that deputies from the county sheriff’s office deal with at least one call a day. It is a problem that is real and is present in all walks of life. The following is an invitation from Deputy Mike Aschinger, who will be a major part of the training planned for October 25th:
QPR = Suicide Prevention
Join us for an amazing meeting on Thursday, October 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Riverdale Senior Center, 4433 S. 900 W. in Riverdale. QUESTION-PERSUADE-REFER…you can save a life. Please join us. The training will last approximately 1 ½ hours.
The Weber County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the City of Riverdale and Live Hannah’s Hope are proud to present free training to assist the public in understanding and preventing suicide. 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:
1. QUESTION, a person about suicide
2. PERSUADE someone to get help and
3. REFER someone to the appropriate resource.
Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and may save a live!
Deputy Mike Aschinger
Patrol Deputy, Weber County Sheriff’s Office
I would hope that you will join us on October 25th for this very informative and much needed training! I look forward to seeing you there!
Norm Searle, Mayor