Our mission is to eliminate suicides in Josephine County, Oregon.
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Josephine County (SPCJC)
ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and evidence-based workshop designed for professionals and non-professionals. ASIST teaches how to recognize and review risk, and intervene to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It is by far the most widely used, acclaimed and researched suicide intervention training workshop in the world. Trainers are certified by Living Works, Inc. as accomplished practitioners in suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
ASIST prepares individuals to provide suicide first aid interventions. Professionals, volunteers and informal helpers all need to know how to help persons with thoughts of suicide in ways that increase their suicide safety. As an ASIST-trained first aid intervention caregiver, you will be better able to:
The QPR mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer – 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than 725,000 adults have been trained in classroom settings in more than 48 states.
QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour. The four cornerstones of the theory upon which our approach is derived are these:
Reproduced with kind permission of Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island (SPCLI), 2011