QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
In QPR the general public is educated about the known warning signs of a suicide crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized possessions, talking of suicide, securing lethal means, and then taught how to respond.
Recognizing early the warning signs of suicide, opening a supporting dialogue with a suicidal person and securing consultation with a professional may prevent the need for an emergency room visit or psychiatric hospitalization.
QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.
For more information on QPR trainings, please contact: Shelly Kelley firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can benefit from QPR Training?
- Office Supervisors
- Police Officers