Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Most individuals want to help save lives, but avoid talking about suicide because they are unsure of how to identity someone at risk or they are concerned about saying the wrong things or making a situation worse. Saving lives begins with learning what to do.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer—the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. The most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world, QPR is designed to help any and every one learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and help save lives. Participants will learn how to intervene with an individual at-risk, persuade them to get help, and guide them to the appropriate resources.
The 2-hour QPR Training at Georgia Tech includes an hour of didactic instruction, followed by role play exercises, and time for questions and discussion. Take the first step in saving lives by signing up for a QPR training today.
Training for an Individual
Every semester the Tech Ends Suicide Together Initiative hosts several general campus trainings that are open to all members of the Georgia Tech community.
Fall 2018 Dates
August 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon
August 30, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
September 10, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
September 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 17, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 30, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
November 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon
November 27, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
To learn more about the nationally-recognized suicide prevention gatekeeper training program, visit the website www.qprinstitute.com.
Training for a Group
If you are interested in getting a group trained please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with one of the Initiative’s QPR Instructors.
QPR Instructors for the Georgia Tech Community:
|Andy Smith||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Janice Harewood||Staff||Counseling Center|
|David Bamburowski||Staff||Office of Faculty Affairs|
|Drew Adelman||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Erin English||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Irene Daboin||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Rachael Price||Student||Biomedical Engineering|
|Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman||Staff||Health & Wellbeing|
|Denise Fair||Staff||Stamps Health Services|
|Alec Hendrix||Student||Chemical Engineering|
|Katherine Ferguson||Student||Outdoor Recreation GA Tech; Mental Health Student Coalition|
|Lani Tucker||Staff||Stamps Health Services|
|Mack Bowers||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Kimberly Cross||Staff||Stamps Health Services|
|Kristen Vossler||Student||Mental Health Student Coalition|
|Bonnie Taylor||Staff||Office of Student Integrity|
|Estella Dieci||Student||Peer Coaching|
|Ross Young||Student||Peer Coaching|
|Dennis Schauer||Staff||Campus Chaplains|
|Morgan King||Staff||Campus Chaplains|