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MHB and Woodstock North Partner on Suicide Prevention

Press Release

Post Date:02/21/2017 12:18 PM

The McHenry County Mental Health Board and Woodstock North High School are pleased to announce a collaborative effort to provide Suicide Prevention programming to approximately 80 district staff members and faculty. 
QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is an evidence based practice that focuses on how to recognize persons who may be at risk of suicide, persuade them to seek and accept help, and refer them to appropriate resources. 
The QPR model embraces a community level approach promoting a greater sense of shared responsibility for the prevention of suicide and a greater sense of community competence in learning the skills necessary to prevent suicide attempts and completions. Fortunately, strong evidence shows that a comprehensive community approach is effective in reducing suicide rates. [Read More]

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