Training and Resources

We All Have a Role to Play

A foundational belief of Destination Zero is that EVERYONE is accountable & responsible for preventing suicide. We all have a role to play. Through training and the dispersal of resources we can increase the number of community members who are comfortable stepping forward, who are willing to ask simple and direct questions, and who know where to direct individuals in distress. In turn, the safety net for all Fond du Lac County residents will be enhanced.

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer              CLICK HERE to request a QPR Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) prepares people to recognize a potential suicide crisis, intervene in a safe and supportive way, and assist the individual in obtaining the help they need. The training is 60-90 minutes and is taught in a format that is applicable for a wide variety of audiences, including workplace staff/administrators, faith based groups, book clubs, school based leadership groups, clubs and sport teams. All participants receive an informational booklet. (More information can be found online.)

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The 8 hour course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people, but the information about mental health challenges and the action plan for how to respond can be applied more broadly to other age groups as well.  (More information can be found online.)

Destination Zero Newsletters

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Links to additional resources

Local & Regional Resources

Wisconsin Resources

National Resources