This week I had the opportunity to take a class on QPR. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal persons which was created by Paul Quinnett back in 1995, the intent is to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.Continue reading “QPR: What is it for?”
I had an outreach specialist reach out to me and ask me if I would like to add their services to my mental health resources page. I checked into the links he provided and I tell you both of the websites really hit close to home for me. The webpages offer a lot of valuableContinue reading “Co-occurring disorders”
I had the honor of being a guest on the United We AG Podcast…. below you can listen or watch the previously recorded Live Steam where Derek Brazda and I discuss Agriculture Advocacy and Mental Health Awareness.
“When we’ve done our surveys, we found was a tremendous amount of mental health problems out in rural America – two out of five farmers didn’t really know whether or not they could find help or where to go to get help.” Zippy Duvall Click on the below link to check out the free OnlineContinue reading “Free Online Course Helps Farmers, Ranchers Cope with Stress”
In the fire department that I grew up in my father was an Assistant Chief, one night after fighting a fire we were back at the fire station and I overheard someone ask my father about why he asked for more resources before arriving on scene. My father explained that as we were approaching theContinue reading “The principles of firefighting can be used in maintaining mental health”