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.
Training for a Group
If you are interested in getting a group trained please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with one of the Initiative’s QPR Instructors.
QPR Instructors for the Georgia Tech Community:
|Janice Harewood||Staff||Counseling Center|
|David Bamburowski||Staff||Office of Faculty Affairs|
|Drew Adelman||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Julia Rizzo||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Irene Daboin||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Rachael Price||Student||Biomedical Engineering|
|Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman||Staff||Health & Wellbeing|
|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|
|Peter Hauge||Staff||Counseling Center|
|Joi D. Alexander|
|Claire E. Hanson||Student||Peer Coaching|
|Daniella Noronha||Student||Peer Coaching|
|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|