QPR Training

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.

Register for a QPR Training Session

Training for a Group

If you are interested in getting a group trained please email endsuicide@gatech.edu to get connected with one of the Initiative’s QPR Instructors.


QPR Instructors for the Georgia Tech Community:
Name: Affiliation: Department:
Andy Smith Staff Counseling Center
Carrie Shepler Faculty Chemistry
Janice Harewood Staff Counseling Center
David Bamburowski Staff Office of Faculty Affairs
Drew Adelman Staff Counseling Center
Erin English Staff Counseling Center
Holly Shikano Staff Housing
Irene Daboin Staff Counseling Center
Miwa Katamura Student ISYE
Joeleen Akin Staff Athletics
Phyllis LaBlaw Staff Athletics
Patrick Rosengrant Staff Housing
Rachael Price Student Biomedical Engineering
Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman Staff Health & Wellbeing
Ronald Johnson Faculty ISYE
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 Burge Staff Campus Chaplains