By Terry Kovarik
It’s the question that nobody wants to ask someone they know: Are you considering suicide? But Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski says that question must be asked to help those in need. That’s the purpose of the QPR program, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. Joski is heading the program for all Kewaunee County employees. He says getting someone you know to admit they’re pondering suicide is the key to prevention and getting help.
Joski adds the QPR program brings the aspect of teamwork, letting someone considering suicide know they’ve got support from other people. That can make it easier for that person to want to seek professional help.