Suicide Prevention

Question Persuade Refer – Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Question Persuade Refer LogoSuicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem, and here in Jackson County, we have lost too many adults and young people to suicide. You are invited to participate in a QPR training, where you will learn skills to become a suicide “Gatekeeper.” By the end of the workshop, you will have learned:

  • How to recognize suicide warning signs. The sooner we see the warning signs and offer, the more suicide preventable suicide can be.
  • How to offer hope. QPR is s set of skills to help a person in crisis open up and to offer them hope to get the help they need.
  • How to get help and save a life. Learn more about where to go to get help for an individual in crisis.

To date, the team of certified QPR Facilitators in Jackson County have taught suicide intervention skills to nearly 1200 teens and almost 500 adults.

QPR for Adults

No Community-Based Adult QPR Workshops Scheduled at this Time

QPR workshops are available for adults in Jackson County and beyond. During the 1-hour training, adults will learn more about the local issue of suicide as compared with state and national statistics, how to recognize clues and warning signs that someone is in crisis, and how to talk to someone about suicide and getting help.

Request a QPR workshop for adults in your business or organization by contacting Monica Lobenstein, Youth & Families Educator, at 715-284-4257 (711 – Wisconsin relay) or

QPR for Teens

QPR workshops (1.5 hours long) are available for Jackson County teens through a partnership with the local school districts. School staff must be trained before teens. For more information, contact Monica Lobenstein, Youth & Families Educator, at 715-284-4257 (711 – Wisconsin relay) or

Help Is Available

If you or someone you care about is considering suicide, here are some places to get help:

  • Texting Hopeline: text “hopeline” to 741741
  • Jackson County Crisis Line: 888-552-6642
  • National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Police/Sheriff’s Departments (Emergency):  911


Contact Monica Lobenstein, Youth & Families Educator, Jackson County UW-Extension
715-284-4257 (711 Wisconsin Relay) or