By Tim Kowols
Live Algoma, the Kewaunee County UW-Extension and United Funds of Kewaunee County are joining forces to recruit volunteers to be certified suicide prevention trainers. Trainers would learn the Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) curriculum, which is designed to help identify people who may be suicidal. Volunteers would receive a $500 scholarship to take the course to train others, which only takes one day to complete and certifies participants for three years according to the QPR Institute. With a goal of training 500 people in Kewaunee County in the basics of QPR, Live Algoma’s Joan Groessl says it is an important course for people to participate in to help save lives.
Live Algoma has funding to support three trainers with hopes to fund an additional pair in the near future. You can learn more about the program and how to apply by following this story online.