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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying “Yes” to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.
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
2020 Training Schedule
QPR Training Takes place throughout the year. The Suicide Prevention Task Force partners with WellSpan Philhaven to deliver most of the County’s QPR trainings. You can find an up-to-date schedule of events on their website and register for an event.
Request a Training
WellSpan Philhaven and the Suicide Prevention Task Force provide QPR trainings throughout Lebanon County. We are happy to announce that we now have bi-lingual instructors and young adults (trained to train youth). To request a QPR training for your facility or population, please fill out the form below:
As the host of a QPR training we expect the following:
- Managing and confirming the number of participants.
- Knowledge of technology, the QPR training program requires a projector and screen.
- A volunteer from the organization must open and close the location and be present for the training.