Suicide Prevention Program Available in Southeast Iowa This Spring

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Question. Persuade. Refer.” trainings, also known as QPR, in four locations across Southeast Iowa beginning in February through May 2023.

“QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants how to recognize the warning signs of suicidal thoughts, and how to ask someone whether they are thinking about suicide,” stated Dawn Dunnegan, Family Wellbeing Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “Participants also learn how to persuade someone to get help and how to refer them to appropriate help.”

Agencies, businesses, and individuals interested in learning how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help can attend one of the following 90-minute offerings:

All offerings run from 12:00 – 1:30p.m, include lunch, and are free of charge due to a generous sponsorship from the Quad County Decategorization Board.

For more information, contact Dawn Dunnegan at

Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Training Flyer