HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ 3D Community Health: Body.Mind.Spirit is hosting a session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life.

The session will take place Thursday, October 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in McDonald Hall at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Co Hwy I. Registration is required by calling 715-717-7479 or online at www.stjoeschipfalls.org/Events-Classes.

“Suicide is very hard for most people to talk about,” said Laura Baalrud, director of Community Health at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. “Through QPR training, we hope to open up the dialogue about mental health and suicidal feelings to help reduce the stigma that surrounds these subjects.”

Media Contact

Karen Kraus

Communications Department
HSHS Wisconsin
Office: (715) 717-4256 or (715) 717-4747
Karen.Kraus@hshs.org

Latest News

How to help children manage stress, anxiety

 September 24, 2020

As the United States nears the seventh month of the COVID-19 pandemic, children are facing additional stress related to back-to-school, fall sports, or lack thereof, and many new routines.

 

6 things HSHS hospitals want you to know about vaccination

 September 18, 2020

As flu season fast approaches and efforts are underway to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, now is the time to educate yourself on the valuable role vaccinations play in keeping you, your family and your...

 

Urging community members to get flu shot

 September 11, 2020

Hospitals encouraging community members to get their flu shot as the flu season approaches amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.