DID YOU KNOW?
54% of firearm deaths were suicides
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 20-34
90% of those who died by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death
Over one-third of people who died by suicide were 55 or older
Together, we can change that!
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 2022
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training
3 steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.
This 2-hour virtual course teaches participants to:
Recognize the warning signs of suicide
How to talk with someone who may be at risk for suicide and persuade them to get help
Refer at-risk individuals to appropriate resources for help
What is a Gatekeeper?
Someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gatekeepers can be anyone but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, police officers, and community members.
QPR is the most widely taught suicide prevention training in the world.
What Will You Learn?
How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
The common causes of suicidal behavior
The warning signs of suicide
How to get help for someone in crisis
Myths about suicide
What is QPR's Mission?
The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.
The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.