Free Suicide Prevention Training

Posted 7/28/2022 in Public Health

Brought to you by Delaware County Public Health

Delaware County Public Health (DCPH) is offering a free QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training on Thursday, August 11, 2022. This training will begin at 7:30AM in the Veterans Education Center on the third floor of Regional Medical Center. Anyone from ages 12 and up are welcome.

QPR is a training that focuses on three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. It is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world. You will learn how to question, persuade, and refer someone who may be suicidal. Ryan Nesbit, training instructor, is the co-director of Alive and Running Iowa and has done nearly 350 suicide prevention trainings. Ryan will share is own stories of suicide, loss, and suicidal intention. Plan for an interactive learning session, lasting approximately 1½-2 hours. This training will be a combination of presentation, question and answers, and discussion points. 

If you would like to take part in this training, please contact Krystle DeShaw, DCPH Supervisor, to register. You can do so by either calling 563-927-7551 or email or