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.

Spring 2020 Dates

*All remaining Spring 2020 QPR Gatekeeper training sessions are canceled. Please check back for updated training session information.

  • Tuesday, January 14, 11am-1pm, Skiles 270
  • Wednesday, January 29, 3pm-5pm, Skiles 271
  • Monday, February 10, 12pm-2pm, Skiles 254
  • Thursday, February 27, 9am-11am, Skiles 257
  • Wednesday, March 11, 12pm-2pm, Skiles 254
  • Friday, March 27, 10am-12pm, Skiles 246
  • Tuesday, April 7, 3pm-5pm, DM Smith 104
  • Wednesday, April 22, 12pm-2pm, College of Computing 101

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:
Carrie Shepler Faculty Chemistry
Janice Harewood Staff Counseling Center
David Bamburowski Staff Office of Faculty Affairs
Drew Adelman Staff Counseling Center
Julia Rizzo 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
Ross Young Student Peer Coaching
Dennis Schauer Staff Campus Chaplains
Morgan Burge Staff Campus Chaplains
Tammy McCoy    
Nora Hamilton    
Justin Goveas Student  
Jaydale Codrington-Poyotte    
Kathryn Folk    
Amanda Planchard Staff  
Peter Hauge Staff Counseling Center
Joi D. Alexander    
Jocelyn Resnick    
Claire E. Hanson Student Peer Coaching
Daniella Noronha Student Peer Coaching
Jessica Howard Staff GTPD
Gia Lockett-Hart Staff GTPD
Tim Sharples Staff GTPD
Stephen Fogelman Doctoral Intern Counseling Center
Megan Faye Doctoral Intern Counseling Center
Adrian Kunemund Doctoral Intern Counseling Center
Melani Landerfelt-Ozbolt Doctoral Intern Counseling Center