We are using a model from The QPR Institute, a multidisciplinary training organization whose primary goal is to provide suicide prevention educational services and materials to professionals and the general public. They offer state-of-the-art programs to institutions that want to increase their standard of care and reduce the suicide rate.
What is QPR? 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 saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.