MHAG offers suicide prevention instruction and resources through QPR, a nationally recognized best-practices program offering training in suicide/ crisis aversion.
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer
With these 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. 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. QPR can be learned through our certified QPR Gatekeeper Training course.
QPR Gatekeeper Training Program Details:
To schedule a training or inquire further, contact MHAG at 336-373-1402 or at email@example.com
What is a Gatekeeper?
According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), 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, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
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
To schedule a training or inquire further, please contact us at 336. 373.1402, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org