"Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
up. Help someone. Participate in a training session!
Spring 2015 Training Sessions
Friday, February 20th: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: McMurtry PDR
Wednesday, March 11th: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Gibbs Wellness Center Classroom 160
What will I learn?
QPR provides clear
direction for how to: Question a person about suicidal thoughts, Persuade them
to get help, and Refer the person for
help. Presented by a certified QPR instructor, each 90-minute QPR
gatekeeper training includes information on:
problem of suicide nationally and locally
myths and facts associated with suicide
for asking the suicide question
for persuading suicidal individuals to get help
of referring at risk people to local resources
time for questions & answers
Why should I attend?
Research suggests early
detection of mental health issues results in increased prognosis for recovery
and early intervention can be critical. The Rice Counseling Center and Student Wellbeing Office now
offers "Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)" a nationally
recognized suicide prevention program.
Much like CPR, QPR is
designed as an easy to learn intervention and can be applied by anyone,
including people outside of mental health professions. QPR is a behavioral
intervention that focuses on helping a distressed student access appropriate
professional help. It is intended to teach front-line individuals or “gatekeepers”
on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral,
and situational clues.