Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Webinar
Addressing the wellness needs of those working in agriculture or related areas will be the focus of several upcoming Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention webinars sponsored by North Dakota State University Extension. The 90-minute webinar will address concerns of high stress levels in agriculture-related jobs and the toll on mental and emotional well-being. It will be offered three times:
Feb. 6, 10 to 11:30 a.m. CST
March 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m. CST
Registration is limited to the first 30 participants per webinar. Register early for your preferred date.
Though focused on individuals working in and around agriculture, anyone interested in the topic can register. There is no cost for the training, which is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Research indicates the suicide rate is significantly higher for those working in agriculture. The QPR training will provide participants with awareness and skills to recognize and respond to warning signs of a mental health crisis or suicidal thinking and how to respond in an appropriate and supportive way.
NDSU Extension agents Katie Henry, Cavalier County, and Madeleine Smith, Pembina County, will facilitate the webinar.
Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.