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QPR GATEKEEPER TRAINING FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like, CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. QPR is the most taught gatekeeper training program in the United States, and more than 725,000 adults have been in classroom settings in more than 48 states.
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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
With QPR, the following Chain of Survival elements must also be in place:
Early recognition of suicide warning signs. The sooner warning signs are detected and help sought, the better the outcome of a suicide crisis will be.
Early QPR. Asking someone about the presence of suicidal thoughts and feelings opens up a conversation that may lead to a referral for help.
Early intervention and referral. Referral to local resources or calling 1-800-Suicide for evaluation and possible referral is critical, as most people thinking about suicide are suffering from an undiagnosed and/or untreated mental illness or substance abuse disorder for which excellent treatments exist. Also, the offering of hope and social and spiritual support can often avert a suicide attempt
Early professional assessment and treatment. As with any illness, early detection and treatment results in better outcomes and fewer lives lost to suicide
From minimum QPR gatekeeper training, participants should be able to:
- Understand the common myths and facts surrounding suicide
- Recognize someone at risk of suicide
- Demonstrate increased knowledge about suicide and its causes
- Identify unique verbal, behavioral, and situational suicide warning signs
- Know how to inquire about suicidal intent and desire
- Know how to engage and assist a suicidal colleague or co-worker
- Apply QPR with potentially suicidal people
- Know what to say to people who have attempted suicide and to the loved ones left behind by a completed suicide
- Demonstrate QPR intervention skills