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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Media Release General Health Information – September 06, 2023

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Phone: 704-216-8859


QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training to be Held Next Wednesday


Rowan County Public Health and Cabarrus Health Alliance, along with Mental Health America of Central Carolinas, and The S.T.U.D.I.O. (The Simple Things You Do Inspires Others) are excited to announce that we will be hosting a QPR training on Wednesday, September 13th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at the Kannapolis Train Station (201 South Main Street., Kannapolis, NC 28081). This training is FREE

QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, is a simple, 3 step program that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people are trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver that help saves thousands of lives each year, people who are trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

Due to the nature of this training, this training is limited to 30 individuals. Anyone that is interested in attending may register here or go to For more information, please contact LaDonte' Lee at or Tecola Patterson at



Amy Smith

(704) 216-8859


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