The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network will partner with nonprofit Franklin Tomorrow and Find Hope Franklin, a mental health initiative formed by Mayor Ken Moore, to provide free Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) training to Franklin residents on May 13 and 20.
“This training dovetails nicely with the mission of Find Hope Franklin as QPR training was identified as a specific need for our community,” Moore said in a release. “We appreciate Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network for offering this invaluable opportunity. Participants will come away with a better knowledge about what suicide is and what it is not. We want to answer questions, be a resource for those struggling, and in turn ensure individuals have support and resources to meet the needs of co-workers, friends, family members and even themselves.”
The training will consist of four 90-minute sessions through online conferencing software Zoom on either May 13 or May 20 and will provide information to participants regarding suicide statistics in Tennessee and how to identify warning signs and risk factors for those going through a mental health crisis.
According to a release from the city, those who have undergone QPR training will be better equipped to give assistance and listen to those in a crisis.
Those interested in participating can register here.
More information about the mayor’s Find Hope Franklin can be found here.