Before dying by suicide, many people send warning signs that they are contemplating ending their own lives. As a professional who may have contact with those considering suicide, your conversation with them can help save a life. Learn what to say and do to reduce the risk of a suicide attempt by offering meaningful emotional support while creating a safe path to recovery from a life-threatening crisis.
This skills-based training program is designed to teach those in the helping professions how to recognize people in crisis, identify suicide warning signs, and apply the mental health equivalent of CPR to someone who may be at risk of suicide. This training program is intended to prevent suicide not just among patients, but among employees, colleagues, co-workers, friends, and family members.
The QPR Pro Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention™ is an expanded version of the basic 90-minute QPR training program taught to millions worldwide. Requiring 3-4 hours, this course includes when and how to screen for suicide risk in your work setting (if appropriate), and how to support someone in crisis. More, you will learn to identify and arrange an expert referral for evidence-based suicide-specific assessment and treatment.
Modularized in a rich mix of text, video, voice-over PowerPoint™ lectures, scenario-based practice sessions, and other state-of-the-art interactive and e-learning technologies, the QPR Pro training program provides a dynamic introduction to suicide risk detection, initial intervention, referral and follow-up.
A skills-based training, it includes foundational information about suicide as a public health problem, an orientation to the link between mental illness and suicide, and evidence-based treatments for patients at risk of suicidal behaviours.
Participants who complete this course should be able to:
Please note that our courses are not certified for Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Rehabilitation Education (CRE) credits. Participant accounts will remain active for one year from the date of purchase, allowing ample time to complete the course.