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Question, Persuade, Prefer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training, Hosted by Roane State Community College
Roane State Community College - Oak Ridge Campus
701 Briarcliff Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
United States

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Saturday, April 29, 2023, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Category: CEU Event

Question, Persuade, Prefer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training, Hosted by Roane State Community College  

April 29, 2023, 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. (Eastern)

***Please note, the attendance is capped to 35 individuals.  


Speaker:  Kaylin Flamm Lawrence, OTR/L (TNOTA Mental Health Chair, QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer)

Description of Course:  This course covers an in depth look at strategies to enact in order to prevent suicide. This course fulfills the requirement for 2 hours of suicide prevention training for OTRs.

CEU Information:  2 Hour CEU, FREE for ALL TNOTA Members, $40 for Non-Members

Limited to 35 Participants.  


  1.  Attitudes & Opinions
  2.  Why People May Deny Suicidal Ideation
  3.  Facts About Suicide
  4.  Mental Health 
  5.  What is a Risk Factor?
  6.  Intervention
  7.  Safety Plan
  8.  Asking About Suicide.
  9.  How to Persuade someone to stay alive.
  10.  Refer: What are the Options?
  11.  Resources 

About This Presentation:  Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention training that will equip the everyday person with the knowledge of Signs of depression, How to ask someone if they are having thoughts of suicide, How to persuade an individual to seek help, and How to refer someone to resources available.  You will learn what a Safety Plan looks like and how to create one.

Speaker Bio: Kaylin Flamm Lawrence, MSOT, OTR/L attended the University of Southern Indiana where she earned her bachelor's degree in Health Services with a concentration as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She then worked as a neurorehabilitation Occupational Therapy Assistant and a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate in Northeast Florida. After 3 years, Kaylin moved to Nashville, TN to complete her master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University's MSOT Bridge Program. She continued her work with survivors of domestic and sexual assault during this time and became the first Occupational Therapy intern with the Mental Health Court of Rutherford County. Upon completion of graduate school, Kaylin accepted a position with the Recovery Court program as a Mental Health Court case manager while also providing OT services. Through this avenue, Kaylin was able to advocate for a full time OT position serving all of the Recovery Courts in Rutherford County. This is the first OT position of its kind in the country. In addition to her work for the Recovery Court program, she is an Adjunct Professor at South College, the Mental Health Chair of the Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy, a member of the OT Practice Act Task Force, founder of the OT Mental Health Community of Practice, has presented at multiple Tennessee state OT conferences, is a QPR suicide prevention trainer, and sits on OT program advisory committees at universities across the state. Kaylin co-owns Mind the Gap Therapy and Consulting.

Cost to Attend:  FREE for TNOTA Members, $40 for Non-Members


Roane State Community College
Goff Building- Room 104
701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


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