Question, Persuade, Refer
Step up. Help someone. Participate in a training session!
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 60-minute QPR gatekeeper training includes information on:
The problem of suicide nationally and locally
Common myths and facts associated with suicide
Tips for asking the suicide question
Methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help
Ways of referring at risk people to local resources
Practicing QPR skills
AND time for questions & answers
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.
Fall 2017 Training Sessions
Time and date: TBD
If you would like to schedule QPR: Suicide Prevention Training for your group, call Wellbeing at 713-348-3311.