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Host: Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Instructor: Eric Boyer of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority


The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council, the Alaska Mental Health Trust and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Council hosted a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training on World Suicide Prevention Day in September 10, 2020.

QPR training, also known as gatekeeper training, teaches people without professional mental health backgrounds to recognize the signs that someone may be considering suicide, establish a dialogue, and guide the person to seek professional help. It is not a substitute for professional assistance, but it can be a critical tool to save lives - and it’s something that anyone can learn to do.