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 identify 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 everyone 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-playing exercises, and time for questions and discussion. Take the first step in saving lives by signing up for a QPR training today.
To learn more about the nationally recognized suicide prevention gatekeeper training program, visit the website www.qprinstitute.com.
Trainings 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.
Summer 2022 Dates:
Monday, May 23rd 10am - 12pm, 423 Classroom Clough
Thursday, June 9th 12pm - 2pm, Virtual
Wednesday, June 22nd 3pm - 5pm, 423 Classroom Clough
- Friday, August 12th 3pm - 5pm, G120 Wilby (Crosland Tower)
Register for a suicide prevention session by selecting the preferred date above and filling out the form. For virtual sessions, a Microsoft Teams link will be emailed to registrants prior to the training. Typically sessions are capped at a maximum of 35 participants for these trainings. If the form is blank after clicking the link, the training is full.
USG QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings
Unable to attend one our trainings? As part of its system-wide mental health initiative, the University System of Georgia also offers students, faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in QPR trainings. Please visit https://survey.usg.edu/s3/USG-QPR-Suicide-Prevention-Training to enroll.
Trainings for a Group
If you are interested in getting a group trained please fill out the Group QPR Training Request Form
**Any trainings requested outside of business hours (8am - 5pm) will be hosted virtually.
Want to be a QPR Instructor?
If you are interested in getting trained to become a QPR instructor please fill out the Instructor Training Interest Form.
For registration, presentation requests, and instructor inquiries, please use the link listed above. For all other questions and inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email is connected to the administrative operations for our campus suicide prevention efforts. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone who may be having thoughts, please use the resources listed here to get assistance.