This evidence-based training takes 1 ½ hours and is for gatekeepers to learn how to help someone who might be considering suicide. Gatekeepers are people who, during the regular course of their lives, have contact with a certain population who might be at risk for suicide. QPR teaches how to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communications of people in trouble so they can act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy. It is modeled after CPR: spend an hour and learn how to save a life.
All members of a community can benefit from this training, including neighbors, colleagues, family members, and others. The workshop can be tailored for specific groups like coaches, clergy, teachers, etc. A version of this training has been modified for public safety members including police, fire, EMS and Corrections.