Suicide prevention gatekeeper training seeks to develop individuals' "...knowledge, attitudes and skills to identify (those) at risk, determine levels of risk, and make referrals when necessary” (Gould et al., 2003).
Sally is a Master Trainer in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and a SafeTalk Trainer, both evidence-based methodologies for training lay people on how to identify someone experiencing suicidal despair, to engage in compassionate conversation, and to connect to qualified mental health resources. These trainings are otherwise known as suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings.
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“[Sally is a] great instructor with deep knowledge of a narrow, specialized field of great importance to human life. She is able to inspire audiences to action and uses her leadership skills to great effect.”
-Dr. Paul Quinnett, CEO & Founder, QPR Institute