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Make It Ok Current Events

QPR Gatekeeper Training

  • Thursday, July 18th
  • 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Hutchinson Health (Conference room A, 1095 Highway 15 S, Hutchinson, MN  55350)
  • Register by emailing Candace Hoversten or by phone at (320) 484-4557.

Speaker: Tammy Diehn, Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple steps 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 learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. It is the most widely taught gatekeeper training in the United States that teaches best practices in suicide prevention. QPR is included on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

QPR gatekeeper training is intended for community members 16 years & older and professionals including healthcare workers, first responders, law enforcement, educators, clergy, bankers, lawyers, and more!

The class is FREE to individuals and organizations.  The 90 minute class includes information about high risk populations including youth, elderly and farmers.

  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

Additional information on QPR can be found at: QPR Institute.



We C.A.R.E. About Our Kids Day

  • Saturday, April 27th
  • Hutchinson Mall
  • Hutchinson, MN
  • 10:00am – 2:00pm

The McLeod County CARE — or Children Are the Responsibility of Everyone — Council presents the free event as an opportunity for kids to have fun and provide resources for parents and caregivers. Event will feature resources on parenting, child safety, nutrition, and child abuse prevention, as well as interactive activities for children.

An Evening of Motivation and Music

  • Sunday, April 28th at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Hutchinson Event Center, Hutchinson, MN

Featuring Tim Eggebraaten and Kat Perkins, both have been personally affected by loss to suicide and are passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. Hosted by We Walk 4 Life- A Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Awareness Event and LIVIN Foundation.

For more information, connect with We Walk 4 Life on Facebook.

2019 Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness Conference (TRAINING)

  • Monday, April 29th at 8am – 4pm
  • Hutchinson Event Center, Hutchinson MN

Hosted by We Walk 4 Life- A Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Awareness Event and LIVIN Foundation

For more information, connect withWe Walk 4 Life on Facebook. Nursing and Social Work CEUs will be available.

A to Z Foundation Mental Health 5k and Resource Fair

  • Saturday, May 18th
  • Registration: 8:00-9:00 am 5K Race Start: 9:15 am
  • Location: Dassel-Cokato HS PAC Lobby, Course Route: D-C Trail

Hosted by A to Z Foundation, an event create by the families of Austin Carlen and Shawn Zander, D-C graduates. It is for everyone whose lives have been forever changed by mental illness.

For more information, connect with A to Z Mental Health Scholarship Foundation on Facebook.

Make It OK Ambassador Training

  • Tuesday, May 21st
  • 4:00-6:00pm
  • Location: Hutchinson Health

Find more information about Make It OK Ambassador training here.