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Mentor/Caregiver Training: QPR Suicide Prevention with NAMI

December 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

By fostering empathy and understanding, we empower parents, caregivers, and mentors to play a vital role in their youth’s mental health.

Welcome to Mentor/Caregiver Training, a groundbreaking online series hosted by QUEERSPACE collective, dedicated to supporting parents, caregivers, and mentors of Queer and Trans youth in understanding and preventing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. In collaboration with experts from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), this QPR Suicide Prevention training is designed to foster a safe and inclusive space where participants can gain valuable insights, practical tools, and compassionate strategies.

🌈 Objective:
This comprehensive training aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to create a supportive environment for Queer and Trans youth, addressing the unique challenges they may face. By fostering empathy and understanding, we seek to empower parents, caregivers, and mentors to play a vital role in preventing and addressing suicidal ideation among Queer and Trans youth.

🔍 Key Topics Include:

Understanding Queer and Trans Youth Mental Health: Explore the specific mental health challenges faced by Queer and Trans youth.

QPR: QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER: Learn the three steps anyone can take to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than one million adults have been trained in classroom settings in 48 states.

Crisis Intervention and Resources: Receive guidance on immediate crisis intervention. Explore available resources and support networks, both online and offline.

QUEERSPACE Recommendations: Explore locally curated guidance on how to ensure your family has a safe and successful holiday season.

🌐 About QUEERSPACE collective:
QUEERSPACE collective is a community-driven organization committed to creating inclusive spaces for the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission is to provide resources, education, and support to empower individuals and their allies.

🤝 About NAMI:
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness to ensure that all individuals and families affected by mental illness have access to the help and support they need.


December 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm