QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

What is it? 

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world. QPR stands for Question, Persuade & Refer and is an evidence-based training created by the QPR Institute. Training can be completed in 2-hours. Check out this video from QPR Institute to learn more.

Who is it for? 

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.

What will I 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


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MHA QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor Certification

MHA periodically offers QPR Instructor Certification training. An 12-hour certification course allows participants to become instructors to teach QPR Suicide Prevention to their communities. The cost is $500.00.

Anyone who has completed the QPR Gatekeeping training is a candidate for QPR Instructor certification. Community leaders in HR and employee wellness, school counseling, education, faith communities, and law enforcement can benefit from spreading QPR knowledge to their peers and colleagues. Instructors will learn:

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