• QPR:

    Question  •  Persuade  •  Refer


    In three simple steps you can help save a life from suicide

    Learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide crisis and in 3 simple steps. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

    QPR is a simple educational program that teaches ordinary citizens how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person at risk the help they need. It is also an action plan that can result in lives saved.

    According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

    In one hour - You can become a trained QPR Gatekeeper

    As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

    • recognize the warning signs of suicide
    • know how to offer hope
    • know how to get help and save a life

    The H.E.R.E Board has certified gatekeeper instructors ready to train our community in this most important skill! If you or your organization would like to be part of these trainings please email us at: HEREinBarrington@gmail.com

    For more information go to www.qprinstitute.com