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Mission: The mission of Northeast State’s Professional Development function is to offer valuable learning experiences that actively engage both faculty and staff in continuous professional and personal growth which empowers them to achieve their full potential.

Vision: Our vision is to execute well-designed and responsive professional development programs and services striving to build connections between information, concepts, resources and our community.

On Campus Events  

QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer):  A&D Version

The mission of a QPR training is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The A&D QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based training course teaches individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope to people in crisis, and get help to save a life. It is suitable for people with little to no mental health background through some mental health training, ages 18+. The A& D version is a customized version of QPR focused on the role substance abuse plays in suicides.

The training will be provided by Molly Colley, Northeast Tennessee Suicide Prevention Regional Director. Prior to becoming part of the TSPN team, Molly had extensive experience as a therapist working with Frontier Health and Health Connect America. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, both from East Tennessee State University. Molly’s compassion, drive for human connection, and her own loss of family and friends by suicide have fueled her passion for the mental health field.

Free event for faculty, staff and students. Seating is limited to 25 attendees.     

Friday, November 15
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Event will be held in C2203
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