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Training Opportunities

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention Trainings


QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1 hour educational, evidence based program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). Much like Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and can when applied save a life. The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.


This class is for those 18+, free of charge, open to the public. A certificate of completion is available following attendance. Virtual class size is limited to 20 attendees. In-person trainings are limited to 35 attendees. Please contact Destiny Brown at (218) 821-2501 or to schedule an in-person training for your agency.

Virtual trainings are subject to change, as the request for in-person trainings are scheduled.


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