Suicide Prevention Training
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, teachers, doctors, nurses, police officers, caseworkers, firefighters and many others trained to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
Are you interested in becoming a Gatekeeper? Take our free QPR training and learn what to do.
QPR prepares participants to question, persuade, and refer those struggling with thoughts of suicide to life-saving help. This 1-hour program teaches community members to recognize the warning signs of a suicidal crisis, offer hope, and encourage others to reach out to natural supports and professional care. QPR is applicable to anyone in the community who would like to help someone who is at risk for suicide. Free and open to the public; no registration needed. Check our events and training calendar for dates and locations near you.