Thanks to all those who attended QPR training earlier this summer. We had over 70 members of our faculty and staff participate! For those employees who could not attend one of the initial training sessions, a second round is being offered with classes in August and September, in both in-person and virtual formats.
What is QPR?
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is an evidence-based practice that relies on training participants as gatekeepers. NEOMED has a cohort of faculty and staff that have been trained in how to provide this training to members of our campus community.
A gatekeeper can be anyone who is in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone – anyone – may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers only need to be trained in QPR, not have any specific background, degree, job, or role and can use their training to help anyone – a student, colleague, friend or family member.
Why should I attend QPR Training?
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
QPR training is voluntary for employees. Training sessions last approximately one hour and are limited to 15 participants per session given the topic and training design. NEOMED is offering QPR training to employees on a variety of dates, so sign up at a time convenient to you and learn how to save a life.
Student training options will be forthcoming.
How do I sign up?
Please click to sign up for a QPR Training session.