january, 2020

thu23jan6:30 pm8:00 pmQPR Suicide Prevention Training6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference roomsAge:Adult,YouthCost:Free/Small Donation Registration Deadline (if applicable): Friday, January 17, 2020

Event Details

You, like many others, may have training in CPR to stabilize
those who are not breathing or in cardiac arrest until emergency responders
CPR (short for cardiopulmonary
resuscitation) has saved countless lives of those we love in their time of
  But what about the times when
people are in a mental health crisis?
you have the skills and training to perform life-saving mental health intervention?


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the three
simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 
Bridgette Hensley, Psy.D., Mayo Clinic Health
System psychologist and QPR certified trainer at Winneshiek Medical Center says,
“Everyone should be trained in QPR. Suicide is one of the most preventable
kinds of death. QPR provides hope and empowers people to help by teaching them
how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question,
persuade, and refer someone to help.”


The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save
lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention
QPR training is for anyone:
parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office
supervisors, foremen, advisors, caseworkers, law enforcement, and many others
who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of


Dr. Hensley says, “In CPR the general public is educated
about the classic signs of a heart attack, and then taught how to respond. In
QPR participants are educated about the known warning signs of a suicide
crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized
possessions, talking of suicide, securing lethal means, and then taught how to


Dr. Hensley adds,
“The more people trained in QPR in our community, the more lives will be



Free QPR
Training at WMC

Winneshiek Medical Center is holding a free QPR training in
the WMC lower level conference rooms on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8 pm.   


The training is appropriate for teens and older, and is led
by Dr. Hensley. 
Space is limited and
registration is appreciated by Friday, January 17.
  Register online at
or call WMC at 563-382-2911 and ask for Behavioral Health.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Winneshiek Medical Center lower level conference rooms

901 Montgomery St., Decorah, Iowa

Registration Deadline (if applicable)

Friday, January 17, 2020