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 2020 Dates
*All QPR Gatekeeper training sessions will be held virtually using the Blue Jeans platform. A Blue Jeans link will be emailed to registrants prior to the training. Maximum of 35 participants for each training session.
- Thursday, September 10, 11am-1pm (World Suicide Prevention Day)
- Monday, September 21, 9am-11am (GT Suicide Prevention Week)
- Wednesday, September 23, 12pm-2pm (GT Suicide Prevention Week)
- Thursday, September 24, 10am-12pm (GT Suicide Prevention Week)
- Tuesday, October 6, 1pm-3pm
- Friday, October 23, 10am-12pm
- Thursday, November 5, 2pm-4pm
- Wednesday, November 18, 3pm-5pm
- Tuesday, December 1, 11am-1pm
- Monday, December 14, 10am-12pm
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 email@example.com to get connected with one of the Initiative’s QPR Instructors.
QPR Instructors for the Georgia Tech Community:
|David Bamburowski||Staff||Office of Faculty Affairs|
|Julia Rizzo||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman||Staff||Center for Assessment, Referral, and Education (CARE)|
|Denise Fair||Staff||Stamps Health Services|
|Katherine Ferguson||Student||Outdoor Recreation GA Tech; Mental Health Student Coalition|
|Mack Bowers||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Kristen Vossler||Student||Mental Health Student Coalition|
|Ross Young||Student||Peer Coaching|
|Dennis Schauer||Staff||Campus Chaplains|
|Morgan Burge||Staff||Campus Chaplains|
|Tammy McCoy||Staff||Center for Teaching and Learning|
|Nora Hamilton||Staff||Office of International Education|
|Justin Goveas||Student||Chemical Engineering|
|Jaydale Codrington-Poyotte||Staff||Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development|
|Kathryn Folk||Affiliate/Chaplain||Student Life|
|Peter Hauge||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Joi D. Alexander||Staff||Health Initiatives|
|Claire E. Hanson||Graduate Student||Peer Coaching; Biology|
|Daniella Noronha||Student||Peer Coaching; Math|