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QPR Suicide Gatekeeper Training

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QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Gatekeepers can be anyone, but 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.

  • Early Recognition of suicide: The sooner warning signs are detected and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicidal crisis will be.
  • Early QPR:  Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
  • Early intervention and referral: Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical.
  • Early Advanced Life Support: As with any illness, early detection and treatment results in better outcomes.

Several sessions are being offered September 9-13 and October 7-11. To register:

  1. Log in to ULink.
  2. Go to the Employee tab. In the Human Resources box, click on Cornerstone.
  3. Click on the three horizontal bars at the top right of the screen to access the menu.
  4. Click Learning, then click Browse for Training.
  5. Click on the QPR: Suicide Prevention training.
  6. Choose the session you are interested in and click "Request."