QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
Just as people 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, like you, are saying "Yes" to save the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.
In one hour you can become 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 include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, supervisors, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained 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
If you would like to schedule a QPR Training for your staff, group, or club, please contact:
Phone: 371-5100 x330
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If you would like to schedule any of the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Trainings for your staff, group, or club, please contact:
January 19th there will be a MHFA training offered in DuBois at the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, located at 199 Beaver Drive.
There is a $20 fee for the training, the training time is from 8AM until 4PM. Lunch will be included. Max class is 20.
To register please send your name, phone # and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is January 12th.
Payment can be sent to CJSPT, PO Box 344, DuBois, PA 15801 or you can bring your payment to the class.
Phone: 371-5100 x330
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