We are proud to announce that Vet to Vet Tennessee submitted an abstract to the VA/DoD Suicide Prevention Conference organizers on Friday, March 29, 2019. We are so proud of our partners who have supported our Veteran Specific QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training for the years it took to be able to submit an abstract about Veteran Suicide Prevention.Continue reading “Abstract submitted to the VA/DoD Veterans Suicide Prevention Conference”
Training youth in QPR is a challenging but necessary task to help prevent youth suicide. In order to ensure safety, training youth is approved based on expert advice, youth input, and institutional experience. On March 2019 the QPR Institute released its new policies and procedures for QPR training for youth. Click here to view the guidelines.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2019 President Trump signs executive order to empower Veterans and end Veterans suicide VA will co-chair task force focused on a holistic, public health approach to suicide prevention and engagement with Veterans’ local communities WASHINGTON — Today President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled “National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veterans Suicide,” which focuses on improving the quality of life for America’s Veterans and ending the tragedy of Veteran suicide. Click here to view today’s announcement.
Thanks to the continued support, service and sacrifice of Vietnam Veteran and Carpetbag Theatre Consultant Umoja Abdul Ahad, the executive staff of Carpterbag was trained by Vet to Vet Tennessee in QPR Suicide Prevention. Ed Junod, President of VTVT and QPR Master Instructor trained the team. Not only was the team trained but we learned that a member of the lead team would be enrolling in the upcoming March 14, 2019 VTVT’s Gatekeeper Instructor class and enrolled as the newest member of the Veteran/Military Friendly program.
From left to right: Consultant Umoja Abdul Ahad, Partner Larisha McKinney, Executive/Artistic Director Linda Parris-Bailey, Stage Manager La-Tasha Smith-Bryant, Youth Coordinator Kisha Rockett, Managing Director Jonathan Clark and kneeling is Digital Storytelling Director Joe Tolbert.
Help Save a Life! Stop Veteran Suicide Become a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor
A Gatekeeper Instructor will be able to recognize and intervene in the event of suicidal contemplation as a gatekeeper would do but will also retain knowledge circumventing the scope of suicide, research and history relating to suicide prevention and the skills necessary to train individuals and groups as gatekeepers. Gatekeeper instructors should be in optimal positions to teach small and large groups as gatekeepers on a continuum (QPR Institute).
Next class is forming nowContinue reading “QPR Instructor Class scheduled for 3-14-19”
We are honored and grateful to report that VTVT had one of the most interactive and successful QPR Gatekeeper training ever thanks to our Host Theresa Botts from Spartan Alliance on Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Powell Community Center.
Veterans from the Powell community, Rolling Thunder Chapter 3, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and special surprised guest David and Susan Toombs. Susan and David are the surviving parents of Army Veteran John Toombs who committed suicide in November 2016.Continue reading “VTVT Trains Numerous Motorcycle Organizations in Suicide Prevention. Endorsed by the Toombs family.”
Thanks to Lenville Sweet, Vet to Vet Tennessee presented QPR Suicide Prevention to the staff at William Blount High School, Maryville Tennessee during their in-service training on January 22, 2019. Almost 100 attended! We were advised by Assistant Principal Lisa Collins that almost 100% of the staff have been trained in suicide prevention at least twice but only one or two had QPR Gatekeeper training. Tough audience knowing they have had previous training.Continue reading “Almost 100 William Blount High School Staff Trained”
VA offers many readjustment solutions
Letting go of your active duty lifestyle can be tough, especially after returning home. Are you wondering how you fit in with your family, friends and loved ones? Do you feel alone and isolated or that your relationships aren’t as close as they used to be? If so, VA offers a variety of services to help women Veterans readjust to life at home. Learn more.
The VA has ramped up their spending on suicide prevention outreach in a big way. VA spent $12.2 million on suicide prevention outreach in fiscal year 2018, including $1.5 million on paid media. During fiscal year 2019, the total budget for suicide prevention is approximately $47.5 million, and they plan to spend $20 million of that budget on outreach. Click here to view the full announcement.