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 ‚Äúgatekeepers‚ÄĚ on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.
Fall 2018 Training Sessions
February 22: 3 PM - 4 PM, Gibbs Wellness Center Classroom 160
April 5: 1 PM - 2 PM, Gibbs Wellness Center Classroom 160
To sign up for either of these days, please do so here.