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.
Spring 2022 Dates:
- QPR Training: 3pm - 5pm, Friday, January 21, 2022 *
- QPR Training: 10 am - 12pm, Thursday, January 27, 2022
- QPR Training: 9am - 11am, Wednesday February 9, 2022
- QPR Training: 10am - 12pm, Tuesday February 15, 2022 *
- QPR Training: 7pm - 9pm, Monday February 21st, 2022 *
- QPR Training: 12pm - 2pm, Thursday March 10, 2022
- QPR Training: 4pm - 6pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2002 *
- QPR Training: 7pm - 9pm, Monday. April 4, 2022 *
- QPR Training: 1pm - 3pm, Friday, April 15, 2022
- QPR Training: 9am - 11am, Friday April 22, 2022 *
Register for a suicide prevention session by selecting the preferred date above and filling out the form
QPR trainings occur both in person and virtually. A * denotes a session occurring virtually. 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 each training. 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.