1st QPR Gatekeeper Instructors sponsored by VTVT 2020

The first QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Instructor class for the New Year was hosted by Director of Monroe County TN Schools Dr. DeAnna McClendon on January 6, 2020 in Madisonville TN. The class was sponsored and conducted by Vet to Vet Tennessee. The 11 graduates included 10 Monroe County School Counselors and the Suicide Prevention Committee Chair of Anderson County Schools of their Advancing Wellness And Resilience Education (AWARE) program. 

Assisting during the class was VTVT QPR Gatekeeper Instructors Dr. Emily Hager, Sheryn and Don Davis and QPR Institute Master Instructor Ed Junod. This is the first phase of VTVT’s three (3) Middle/High School QPR Suicide Prevention pilot program. VTVT is working directly with the QPR Institute’s Founder and CEO Dr. Paul Quinnett and Monroe County Schools Director of Federal Programs Lee Anne Strickland.

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Shoreline Church from Monterey CA enrolls as newest CA VMFC in 2020


On January 4, 2020 Pastor Pina enrolled Shoreline Church into MCA’s Veteran/Military Friendly Congregation. Shoreline Church has a Ministry Launch Team that encourages volunteer leaders with a passion for a new ministry, and wants to help ensure the success of both the leader and the ministry. Pastor Roy Pina has accepted the challenge and is Shoreline’s VMFC ministry leader.

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New QPR Gatekeeper Instructors sponsored by VTVT

On December 17, 2019 Vet to Vet Tennessee conducted its 6th QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Instructor class. The class was hosted by Veteran/Military Friendly Lead Congregation Concord United Methodist Church. The nine (9) graduates included nurses from Covenant Health, counselors from Pellissippi State Community College and a Fire Chief from Lenoir City.

Assisting during the class was VTVT QPR Gatekeeper Instructors Sheryn and Don Davis. The majority of the students were referrals from Eastern TN TSPN Regional Director Sarah Walsh. This brings the total QPR Gatekeeper Instructors trained and funded by VTVT to 76. We are grateful to Concord UMC Pastor Larry Trotter for his support. Next QPR Gatekeeper Instructor class is scheduled for January 6, 2020 at the Monroe County School District.