Question, Persuade, Respond (QPR) Gatekeepter Training
To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and
proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all
people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life
of someone they know.
What does QPR mean?
Q-Question, P-Persuade, R-Refer
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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in about 1.5 hours.
What is a Gatekeeper?
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
QPR trainings are offered by request only. To request a QPR training for a group, please click here and fill out the Presentation/Table Request Form.