QPR Gatekeeper Training
August 23, 2021
What is QPR?
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer —three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone for help.
We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
What’s a QPR Gatekeeper?
A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers can be anyone, including parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, police officers, caseworkers, firefighters, and others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, you’ll walk away from this training and be able to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
How to become a QPR Gatekeeper
To become a QPR Gatekeeper, you’ll need to attend and complete one of our training sessions the week of September 26 – October 3. Sessions are an hour and a half.
Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Any minor attending QPR with a group or on their own will need to have their parent’s permission to attend.
Register for a Workshop:
Sunday September 26th
Virtual Workshop at 7:00 PM
Wednesday September 29th
Virtual Workshop at 5:30 PM
Friday October 1st
Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church – Lincoln, NE at 6:00 PM
Sunday October 3rd
Raymond UMC – Raymond, NE at 1:00 PM
Thank you to our partners:
- Region V Systems
- Faith Partners Nebraska
- School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP)
- Norris Public Schools
- Hickman Community Center
- Bethany Christian Church
- St. Paul United Methodist Church
- Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
- New Visions United Methodist Church (St. James)
- Raymond United Methodist Church
- St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
- F Street Neighborhood Church
- Southview Baptist Church
- Connecting Pointe Church
- Iglesia Adventista Hispana de Lincoln
- Lincoln Public Schools
- Pius X High School