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Question, Persuade, Refer

Three questions anyone can learn to help prevent suicide

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What is QPR?

Developed by the QPR Institute, QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Those trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year.

People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

Each year, thousands of Americans are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper Course in as little as one hour.

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What is a gatekeeper?

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 they can be 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.

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 As a QPR gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide

  • Know how to offer hope

  • Know how to get help and save a life

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    What others say about this course

    Helped me save a family member

    I have a close family member who was suicidal. I didn't know how to help. This training by Dr. Leger helped me understand how to help him. He's alive today thanks to this training.

    Heidi M


    This training saves lives

    In my 32 plus years as a law enforcement officer, l have had the misfortune to witness first hand how suicide can affect everyone it touches- family, friends, and first responders alike. The QPR course taught by Dr. Bart Leger gives all who attend the tools to do just that- prevent it.

    Rick D

    Sheriff's Office Captain 

    Suicide training I offer:

  • QPR Gatekeeper for General Population

  • QPR for Law Enforcement and Corrections Professionals

  • QPR for Firefighter and EMS

  • QPR for School Health Professionals

  • QPR Gatekeeper in School Settings Presentation for school faculty and support staff

  • QPR for Churches

  • QPR for Doctors and Physycian Assistants

  • QPR for Nurses

  • QPR for Occupational and Physical Therapists

  • QPR Gatekeeper for Native Americans Presentation for Native American audiences

  • QPR for Farmers

  • QPR Gatekeeper - Late Life Suicide

  • I can tailor your Suicide Awareness and Prevention for any group.

    Your Next Steps

    Protect the lives of your employees, their families, and everyone they know

    Step One


    We'll take a few minutes and discuss your situation to determine your best plan of action.

    Step Two


    We'll provide interactive training to give your staff the tools and confidence to ask the question.

    Step Three


    Just like CPR, suicide intervention training will save the lives of those in crisis.

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    Who needs training?

    Professional caregivers, police officers, firefighters, clergy, school nurses, medical staff, coaches, teachers, high school counselors, paramedics, volunteer or paid staff in any of a hundred different kinds of human service organizations are very likely to have firsthand contact with suicidal people.

    We can all become gatekeepers.

    Caring for one another. It's what it's all about.

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