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Middle District Meeting - Suicide Prevention, QPR
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Category: District Meeting

The Middle District Presents: 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training for Gatekeepers

**This session will NOT be recorded.**

Saturday, June 19th, 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. (Central Standard Time)

Virtual Meeting through GoToMeeting and Aspire OT

CEU Information: 2 Hour CEU, FREE for ALL TNOTA Members, $40 for Non-Members
Limited to 35 Participants.  All cameras must remain on during the presentation.


  1.  Attitudes & Opinions
  2.  Why People May Deny Suicidal Ideation
  3.  Facts About Suicide
  4.  Mental Health 
  5.  What is a Risk Factor?
  6.  Intervention
  7.  Safety Plan
  8.  Asking About Suicide.
  9.  How to Persuade someone to stay alive.
  10.  Refer: What are the Options?
  11.  Resources 

About This Presentation: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention training that will equip the everyday person with the knowledge of Signs of depression, How to ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide, How to persuade an individual to seek help, and How to refer someone to resources available.  You will learn what a Safety Plan looks like and how to create one.

Speaker & Biography: Will Taylor BS, NCPRSS, LADAC, currently serves as the Lifeline Peer Coordinator & Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for Tennessee contracted through the Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse. Will works in his region to break stigma associated with substance abuse disorder and mental health by providing educational forums to the community by means of townhall, civic groups, and the faith community. Will works closely with health counsels, recovery courts, probation & parole officers to facilitate coordination of recovery services to those in need. He engages those seeking treatment and helps them navigate recovery resources. In his role as an Overdose Prevention Specialist, Will provides Naloxone training and distribution to individuals at high risk of opiate overdose. Will creates access points for individuals seeking recovery support by staying current with evidence based practices, treatment bed availability, and current funding sources. Will has 7 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse services. He has been a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist since 2015 on the state level and a National Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist since 2017. Will serves as a Youth & Adult Mental Health First Responder, a member of the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network Middle TN Postvention Response Team, a QPR trainer, Asist trainer,  Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer, a WRAP I & II facilitator, a Trauma informed approach trainer, a member of The Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and is a LADAC I Counselor.

This course satisfies the requirement for 2 hours of suicide prevention training required every four years (i.e. every 2 renewal cycles). This course will not be recorded due to the sensitive nature of the topic of suicide. TNOTA offers QPR courses 4-5 times per year. Registration will be capped at 35 participants.  

 Attention:  There are only 5 spots remaining for the course.  The first 5 people to email Jennifer Q. Farrar at [email protected] with interest will receive the remaining spots.  Please list your name, email address, and TNOTA member status in the email.