Unfortunately, Suicide is the 11th most leading cause of death here in the United States. There are almost twice as many suicides in our country as there are homicides. In the emergency services field we take suicide very seriously. All of our chaplains are trained in the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Gatekeeper Protocol by Dr. Paul Quinette)
Serving the Bismarck Police Department, the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol, we as chaplains get called to many suicide cases. Our staff is also trained in suicide post-vention which is the protocol for caring for families and friends after a suicde has occurred.
One of our chaplains is a certified trainer of the the QPR Protocol both by the QPR Institute of Spokane Washington. QPR is provided to the agengies we serve but for other classes contact Chaplain Sam Saylor, email@example.com