Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

This class is FREE  to the public. 


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps 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.

Learning objectives: 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

About the Presenters:

Richard A. Steele, MA, LPCC-S
A behavioral health professional with over twenty years of administrative and leadership experience and a  record of developing and implementing sustainable programs with positive outcomes. A demonstrated expertise in the treatment of opioid abuse. Proven success in staff recruitment, development and retention. Recognized for building and maintaining strong community relationships.

Elizabeth C. Bidstrup
Beth holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from The Ohio State University and is a certified QPR trainer. She currently works as a Suicide Prevention Educator for Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties. Prior to her role at Helpline she volunteered for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Columbus. During that time, she implemented the Survivor Outreach Program (SOP) and also assisted in running the annual suicide prevention walks. She also had the honor of representing AFSP, in Washington D.C., to advocate for suicide prevention. She took part in AFSP’s annual leadership conference as well. Beth continues to utilize her knowledge around suicide prevention to help lower the rate of suicide.

R.J. Shuman
As a Suicide Prevention Educator for HelpLine, he has a passion for educating and entertaining audiences with his knowledge about Mental Health and Suicide. He is also a Counselor Intern for Syntero where he provides both group and individual counseling services for Mental Health and Substance Use disorders. He is currently finishing his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Dayton. In his role with HelpLine he presents the evidence-based Signs of Suicide program to nearly 5,000 students every year and is a QPR Institute Certified Trainer. R.J. is also an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association, the American Association of Suicidology and Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Honor Society. R.J. also serves as a member of the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has a degree in Psychology from Capital University, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he flew wartime strike missions in the carrier-based S-3B Viking jet aircraft, and is an award-winning actor (And no, he has never won an Oscar).

This class is FREE to the public. If you desire 1 CEU credit the cost is $15.00. 
If you are attending for free, please select, “Pay later: I will send payment by check / Please bill my employer.”

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QPR – Question, Persuade, and Refer

Wednesday, Wednesday, October 7, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. 
Presenters: Richard Steele, MA, LPCC-S, Beth Bidstrup, R.J. Shuman

$15.00 / 1 CEU for
Counselors and Social Workers

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