The Cook Counseling Center (CCC) is offering training to help members of the campus community recognize warning signs for suicide and to be able to offer assistance to individuals at risk using the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) program.
QPR is a suicide prevention gatekeeper-training program that is community focused, nationally recognized, and designed to educate our community about suicide and the resources available for those needing professional help. Anyone in our community (i.e. student, staff or faculty) who is in a position to notice that another individual is distressed and needs help is a “gate-keeper.”
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, the QPR program is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and provides guidelines on how to QUESTION a person about potential suicidal thoughts, PERSUADE them to seek help, and REFER them to appropriate professional services. This training program is appropriate for students, faculty, and staff and lasts about one to two hours. Time and content of the training, can be adjusted for your needs.
Watch this short video for additional information about QPR.
If you would like the QPR suicide training for your group, please complete training the request form.