This Wednesday, Feb 7th, we will be tackling a difficult subject. A subject that requires all of our attention and understanding. Together, we can make a difference. On Wednesday, Mr. Travis Vendetti from the RI Department of Health Violence & Injury Prevention Program along with 2 clinical social workers will be providing QPR training.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
Each of you will be provided with takeaway materials and kit to take with and use at their company, etc.
The sooner we get the word out the better.
The meeting will be held from 8-10 am in the Hall of Fame Room at the New England Institute for Technology, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself.