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Suicide prevention training for middle school families and students

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QPR is a suicide gatekeeper skills training featuring a simplistic framework, detailed discussion of warning signs, and pragmatic “scripts.” This widely-used suicide prevention training has been customized for youth (ages 12 and older) and families to participate TOGETHER.

Times and locations

September 17, 2022

What you’ll get 

  • Skills to recognize stress in our own lives
  • Bite-sized self-care practices and tools to use before stress feels like too much Skills to recognize and support individuals with thoughts of suicide
  • Conversation starters for youth and families
  • Localized resources
  • QPR booklet

This team brings their energy, passion, and a combined three decades of experience to solving complex, interconnected social issues and building capacity for prevention.

Charlette Lumby, RN, CCRN has worked 15 years as an ICU nurse and in Trauma Injury Prevention for Salem Health, where she worked to reduce death and injury through education on high-risk behaviors, including in the Salem-Keizer schools.

Michelle Bangen, MPH, CHES is a public health and violence prevention practitioner with 15-years experience developing and implementing prevention programs in pre-K, higher education, and county settings, including as the former Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Marion County.


Click on the flyer and use the QR codes to register for the events.