We can all save lives

 These are the three steps that anyone can learn to help prevent suicide, according to the QPR Institute. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training, cited the organization’s website. “The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.” Southern Ute Community Actions Program (SUCAP) will be presenting the QPR training program to the Ignacio community at the end of the month.

Community plays a pivotal role in prevention efforts; the program is intended to bring professional training to anyone who might have the ability to influence actions and prevent suicide through greater awareness.

The upcoming suicide prevention training provided by SUCAP costs ten dollars per person, but funds are available for those who cannot afford the expense. The training will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Ignacio’s ELHI Community Center.

Another immediate resource, available to anonymously report a young person in crisis, is SAFE2Tell, which can be contacted by text, phone or social media.

National Crisis Line: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE)

Safe2Tell: 1-877-542-7233 (text or call)


Suicide Prevention Training

Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR)

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 pm to 7:30 pm

ELHI Community Center (ICC Auditorium)

To learn about QPR visit,

Cost of the training, $10

Scholarship funds are available.

Call 970-759-3633 for more information.

*Community event not sponsored by SUPD. 

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