ISU Extension and Outreach Suicide Prevention Program Available Virtually

In response to the additional unpredictability the COVID-19 pandemic poses for the agriculture community, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, April 14.  QPR is a suicide prevention program that teaches participants three steps to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.   
ISU Extension and Outreach will offer QPR at a variety of dates and times to meet the busy schedules of the agribusiness community. Each program will last for one hour. Those dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 14, at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 15 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 28 at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 5 at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6 at 10 a.m.   

Agribusiness professionals, agriculture lenders and bankers, veterinarians, vet techs, commodity group members and producers can register at no cost for any of these programs due to USDA funding.  All Extension staff are also able to register at no cost.   To register or for more information, go to
For more information, feel free to contact David Brown at or 515-298-1505.    
For resources to use during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit our Finding Answers Nowpage (

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