Suicide Prevention and Education

About Suicide Prevention

Indiana has the nation’s highest rates of youth who have contemplated or attempted suicide.

Healthy Communities focuses on raising public awareness of the problem of suicide and presenting proven, evidence-based strategies to prevent suicide. We offer the evidence-based Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training to the community- our focus will be on parents, educators, community members and first responders; however, since everyone could potentially be in a position to recognize the signs and intervene by referring someone at risk of suicide, we will train anyone interested in becoming a "Gatekeeper".

Gatekeepers are taught:

Just as with CPR, QPR can be utilized to save the life of a stranger (bystander rescue) and everyone should be trained.