Last updated on November 7th, 2022 at 11:40 am

Farmers and farm families have experienced increasing pressure resulting in high levels of stress, mental health issues, and suicide. The Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises. QPR for Farmers and Farm Families is specially tailored to the agricultural community.

In this 1.5 hour QPR training, you will explore:

  • How the unique challenges farmers face can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.
  • Examples of how to implement each QPR component.
  • Strategies for helping someone at risk of suicide.

Listen to how QPR can make a difference:

Sign up for one of our virtual QPR Trainings!

QPR Instructors

Learn from our Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors:

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Olivia Bury
BS

QPR Coordinator

Linda Emanuel
RN

Tara Haskins
DNP, MSN, RN, AHN-BC

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Charlotte Halverson
BSN, RN, COHN-S

Allison Maloney
PhD, RN

Carey Portell
Author and Speaker

Laura Siegel
MA

Amanda Stone
PhD

Project Sponsors

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Benefits

  • Increase your confidence when talking to someone in crisis.

  • Become familiar with national and local resources.

  • Recognize suicide warning signs.

  • Decrease stigma in your community.

  • Instill hope in others.

  • Receive a certificate as a QPR Gatekeeper.

The QPR for Farmers and Farm Families training conducted by AgriSafe at our Annual Convention was very well-received by our members. The AgriSafe team is a pleasure to work with and this training brought great value to our event and its attendees.

Jessica Cabrera, M.Ed, CPTD, American Farm Bureau Federation

I appreciate the focus on the agriculture population and its unique challenges and needs. Providing this focused understanding makes this course more meaningful to the communities we serve and how best to assist them. I strongly encourage people to take QPR training, you can learn the tools and resources to help those in need!

Venessa Sims, MEP, GA-CEM, Georgia Department of Agriculture