QPR Gatekeeper Training
Learn how you can Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal.
Learn to become an effective Gatekeeper in 1 hour
QPR Gatekeeper Group Training
3 hours ● Online ● Instructor-led
What to watch out for
The 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR stands for
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 people, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
Who is a Gatekeeper?
A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating 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
Who needs training?
Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, students, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, police officers, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
In short, the more people trained in QPR, the more lives saved.
How does QPR aid survival?
Much of the world is familiar with CPR—short for cardiopulmonary resuscitation—an emergency medical intervention created in 1957. The process is designed to stabilize people who aren't breathing or who may be in cardiac arrest.
Similarly, QPR is an emergency mental health intervention for suicidal individuals, created in 1995. An abbreviation for Question, Persuade, and Refer, the intent is also to identify and interrupt the crisis and direct that person to the proper care.
Both CPR and QPR are designed to increase the chances of survival in the event of a crisis. Someone trained in CPR will recognize the signs of cardiac arrest and will perform the intervention until medical support is available. Similarly, by recognizing the early warning signs of suicide, opening a supportive dialogue with a suicidal person, and securing a consultation with a professional, it may be possible to prevent the need for an emergency room visit or psychiatric hospitalization.