Three Steps Anyone Can Take to Save a Life
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer — three simple steps 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 Suicide Prevention learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.
QPR Suicide Prevention is a nationally certified program taught by certified trainers. Those completing the course will receive a certificate. The course focuses on training individuals to be “Gatekeepers” – someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
Gatekeepers can be anyone but include 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.
This customizable 2 to 3 hour course is available to individuals and community groups at no charge as part of WellSpan Philhaven’s commitment to improving the mental health and resilience of our community.
QPR Gatekeeper Training Teaches:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to get help for someone in crisis
Training Dates Book a Course
Visit the QPR Institute website to learn more.
See also Mental Health First Aid.
Jayne L. Miller
Community Mental Health Education Coordinator
717-273-8871 ext. 2248