What To Do When Someone Is In Crisis

1st do not panic and do not leave them alone. 2nd listen to he or she and do not judge. 3rd call the Life Line to support you in helping the person in crisis.
                      Call 1-800-273-8255                1-800-273-TALK

The person that will answer your phone call will be able to guide you through what you can do to help the person in crisis and how to get them the help they need.

Now, before you find yourself in that situation, give 60 minutes of your time to learn to recognize when someone maybe in crisis and what to do to help them get help.

Question, Persuade, and Refer - QPR*

3 simple steps that anyone can learn 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 save lives from suicide.

QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. In a cardiac crisis, the difference between recognizing and acting where there is chest discomfort before it becomes crushing chest pain can mean the between life and death.

In a suicide crisis, the difference between recognizing and acting where there are vague ideas of suicide before these lead to a self-inflicted injury, can mean the difference between life and death.

Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor by learning QPR

QPR is taught in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.  QPR class size are limited to no more than 25 people.  Ask your Church, Social Club, Civic Group, Family, Friends to host a training.

Sign up now for QPR Training. There is no cost to you or your Church, your Club, Civic Group, Family, Friends for QPR Training and for any of the QPR training materials you will receive. The trainer's expenses and the all QPR materials you will receive has been paid for by donations from people who do no want you, your family or friends traveling the road the survivors are on.

To request training contact Steve Ulrich at Steve@NAEF.org


 Emerson Drive "Moments" 

The song / video is about a man that felt his life was no longer worth living. A homeless man intervened and the man is alive today because he did.    The story is true.

Emerson Drive has given NAEF permission to use the video to bring awareness to suicide prevention.  Suicide deaths are preventable.

Emerson Drive "Moments"

© Stephen Ulrich 2013