QPR - Suicide Prevention Certification Training

Question Persuade Refer
A Suicide Prevention Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

The QPR mission is 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.

Upcoming QPR Trainings:

These trainings are currently FREE courtesy of Indiana University Health.

  • April 23, 2019 
  • May 13, 2019
    • 1-3pm
  • June 25, 2019
    • 2-4pm
  • July 16, 2019
    • 2-4pm 
  • Call to schedule QPR Trainings for your group, organization or staff at 765.742.1800.

QPR trainings listed above are held at the MHA Community Building, 914 South Street, Lafayette.

For information, to register for a training, or to schedule this training for your organization please call 765.742.1800 or email Erin at eperdue@mhawv.org.

According to the Surgeon General's Nation Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position a recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers 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

What's New

  • Teaching Your Children to Be Mentally Healthy and Happy


    Author: Nancy Buck

    What's called emotional regulation refers to the process by which a person recognizes their emotional upset and can satisfy their emotional need without having to upset others. Parents who never allow kids to become self-aware of uncomfortable emotional feelings or to learn how to comfort and help themselves, instead always doing this for them, interfere with their need to learn how to regulate their own emotions.

    Emotional regulation is key to good mental health and lifelong happiness

  • Volunteer: It's Good for Your Health


    Author: Andrea Carlstrom

    According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, volunteering helps people and changes lives. Volunteering decreases the risk of depression, especially for those 65 and older, when social interaction and supportive relationships are most needed.