Question, Persuade and Refer

Question, Persuade and Refer, an emergency mental health gatekeeper training intervention that teaches lay and professional gatekeepers to recognize and respond positively to someone exhibiting suicide warning signs and behaviors. Like CPR, QPR uses a "chain of survival" approach in which the gatekeeper learns to recognize early suicide warning signs, Question their meaning to determine suicide intent or desire, Persuade the person to accept or seek help, and Refer the person to appropriate resources.

After training, participants should be able to: 1. Recognize someone at risk for suicide, 2. Intervene with those at risk; and, 3. Refer them to an appropriate resource.

Cost: This training is fully funded by the Tulare & Kings Counties Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Training Dates: Provided upon request. Requests should be made at least 30 days prior to a desired training date. We only have access to a single trainer and must coordinate training availability with her schedule.  

Target Audience: This training is appropriate for anyone.  QPR is a great starting point for education regarding suicide prevention basics.

Presentation Style: Live presenter, video, and question & answer.

Additional Information: Please visit the QPR Institute website.