Suicide Prevention training
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255
Any current or future parent needs suicide prevention training.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10 to 24, with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth at a significantly increased risk. LGBTQ youth are more than four times as likely to attempt suicide than their peers (The Trevor Project, 2022). With these staggering numbers, Mama Dragons helps educate and empower our moms to keep their children safe.
Mama Dragons offers QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training through certified QPR instructors. These instructors provide basic suicide prevention training to our members and to the public. Take a class and learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to respond effectively.
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.
QPR can be learned in a Gatekeeper course in as little as 1-2 hours. What is a Gatekeeper? According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and how to get help and save a life.