Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Free Webinar

Essential Learning Offers a Free Webinar: Strategies to Help Community Providers Prevent Suicide in Veterans on Wednesday, October 15 @ 2 pm EDT

Suicide and factors that contribute to suicide, such as depression, PTSD and increased drug and alcohol use, are steadily on the rise among veterans returning home from war. With limited access to veteran’s healthcare services in rural areas and the stigma that is associated with veterans seeking help for mental health needs, this has made it increasingly challenging for community providers to serve this population.

Join us for a free webinar, Strategies to Help Community Providers Prevent Suicide in Veterans on Wednesday, October 15 at 2pm EDT with Paul Quinnett, PhD and President and CEO of The QPR Institute, to learn about what you can do to prevent suicide among the veterans and military personnel you serve.

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Time: 2-3 PM EDT,1-2 PM Central, 12-1 PM Mountain, 11 AM- 12 PM Pacific

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Highlights of the presentation include:

Brief overview of suicide in America and who is most impacted

Discussion about why veterans are a high risk group for suicide

Overview of the National Suicide Prevention Strategy and how this impacts practice standards and staff training and competencies for community providers

Introduction to Reliability Theory and how this model can be applied to enhance consumer safety

Presentation will be followed by a review with Sue Erskine, Founder and CEO and Chief Development Officer of Essential Learning, of The QPR Institute and Essential Learning suicide prevention packages and other online courses that prepare clinicians for working with veterans.

A demonstration of the Build Your Own WRAP® web service for veterans will also be provided.

About Essential Learning
Essential Learning is the largest provider of e-learning services serving more than 450 behavioral health and human service organizations in 46 states. Request a demo of our Organizational Learning Management System and Community Access Site that is available to organizations on a subscription basis.

Essential Learning offers an extensive course library – the most comprehensive in the industry – on timely clinical, recovery and compliance topics. Our course library is included with a subscription to our Organizational Learning Management or courses may be purchased individually or in packages.

Visit our website at for more details.

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About The QPR Institute
The QPR Institute is a suicide prevention training organization committed to reducing suicide attempts and completions. The Institute offers comprehensive suicide prevention training programs, educational and clinical materials for the general public, professionals and institutions.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people are trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver to help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.

Visit the QPR Institute website at for more details.

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