Question. Persuade. Refer.

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Mental health is seen as an increasingly important issue in Iowa. According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 6 youth cope with mental health disorder each year. Suicide is also a concern, through the Question. Pursuade. Refer. program participants can learn to identify the warning signs of a potential suicide crisis and ways to get help. 

At ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk County, we prioritize the delivery of mental health programs and resources to our community. Read more about the impacts of our work in the Mental Health Impact Report, and view additional resources to support you and your loved ones. 

Contact us

Learn more about programs coordinated in Polk County:

Rosa Gonzalez 
Human Science Specialist, Family Wellbeing.


Or register for an upcoming virtual offering. 

Say "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. Learn three simple steps to help save a life from suicide. When you take the Question. Persuade. Refer. suicide prevention training, you learn the warning signs of a mental health crisis, specifically suicide, and how to respond.

Intended audience: Adults

Format: 60 to 90-minute program