QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as those 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 Americans are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling or neighbor.
QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper Course in as little as one hour.
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What is a Gatekeeper?
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 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.
As a QPR 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
VERY INFORMATIVE CLASS
I have a close family member that has shown many signs of being suicidal. I wanted to know the best way to help him. This training by Dr. Leger is very informative and really helped me to understand better how to view and help people who have suicide intentions. He used real life examples and taught on a level we could all understand. I like that this class included a booklet and pocket card to help me remember what to say. This class was presented in a very easy way to understand. Dr. Leger followed his presentation very closely and gave many examples in handling situations.
In my 32 plus years as a law enforcement officer, l have had the misfortune to witness first hand how suicide can affect everyone it touches- family, friends, and first responders alike. Suicide is one of the most preventable conditions on the planet, yet unfortunately a law enforcement officer is statistically more likely to die by his own hands than those of a violent criminal.
The QPR course taught by Dr. Bart Leger gives all who attend the tools to do just that- prevent it. Who knows how many lives have already been saved by this invaluable program? No wellness program is complete unless it encompasses not only the health of the body, but of the mind as well.
QPR for Law Enforcement and Corrections Professionals
QPR for Firefighter and EMS
QPR for School Health Professionals
QPR Gatekeeper in School SettingsPresentation for school faculty and support staff
QPR for Doctors and Physician Assistants
QPR for Nurses
QPR for Occupational and Physical Therapists
QPR Gatekeeper for Native American Presentation for Native American audiences
QPR for Farmers
QPR Gatekeeper - Late Life Suicide
We can tailor your Suicide Awareness and Prevention for any group.
Ask a Question, Save a Life
Who Needs Training?
Professional caregivers, police officers, firefighters, clergy, school nurses, medical staff, coaches, teachers, high school counselors, paramedics, volunteer or paid staff in any of a hundred different kinds of human service organizations are very likely to have firsthand contact with suicidal people.
We can all become gatekeepers.
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