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.

  • 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

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