To help our community recognize warning signs for suicide and assist others in need, the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program, a community-focused, nationally-recognized, empirically-based suicide prevention program, to educate our community about suicide and the resources available for those needing professional help.
Any person on our community who is in a position to notice that another individual is distressed and needs help is a “gatekeeper.”
QPR is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and provides guidelines on how to:
Question a person about potential suicidal thoughts,
Persuade them to seek help, and
Refer them to appropriate professional services.
The training program is appropriate for any community member over 13. QPR sessions last 1.5 hours and have a 35-person maximum. Please email me if you would like to take this class: hope@rockymountainhopenetw