QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program
To help the CWRU community recognize warning signs for suicide and assist others in need, UH&CS offers QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training Program, a community-focused, nationally-recognized, suicide program program, to educate our community about suicide and the resources available for those needing professional help.
QPR is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, and provide guidelines on how to:
QUESTION a person about potential suicidal thoughts,
PERSUADE them to seek help, and
REFER them to the appropriate professional services.
The training is appropriate for students, staff, and faculty.
How to participate in a training
UH&CS offer regular open QPR training on campus. To register for a QPR training visit our campus groups page.
To request a free QPR training session for your group email Tim Eppich at firstname.lastname@example.org. QPR sessions last approximately 1.5 hours and require a 15 person minimum. Please allow at least three weeks notice when requesting a training.
We can all help prevent suicide. View the videos below to learn more about important resources that are available to help and others, including the Crisis Text Line and Suicide Prevention Hotline. Learn about why and how people reach out for help, and hear from others who many be going through similar experiences.
- Suicide Prevention for College Students (4:25)
- Why Use Crisis Text Line? (1:00)
- Rhett Miller's Reason to Call (1:06)
- The Terry Wise Story (3:31)
- Rob Delaney's Reason to Call (2:58)
- Jordan's Reason to Call (1:18)
- Scott's Reason to Call (3:01)
- John Draper's Reason to Call (1:14)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741-741
Immediate help is available to students, faculty, staff, parents and family members when a crisis occurs or threats of harm arise. Visit our Crisis Intervention page to view available resources.