QPR - Suicide Prevention Certification Training

Question Persuade Refer
A Suicide Prevention Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.

The QPR mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.



Upcoming QPR Trainings:

These trainings are currently FREE courtesy of Indiana University Health.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM - FULL/REGISTRATION CLOSED
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

**All training courses scheduled after February 2017 will now be 2 hours. 

We are able to offer these trainings for free to individual organizations within Tippecanoe County.  Must have a minimum of 15 participants.


QPR trainings listed above are held at the MHA Community Building, 914 South Street, Lafayette.

For information or to schedule or register for a training, please call 765.742.1800 or email Karla at kcourtney@mhatipp.org.

According to the Surgeon General's Nation Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position a recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers 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


What's New

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    Author: Philip Galanes

    Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy at the Dutch in SoHo. After a car crash in 2006, when Mr. Kennedy was representing Rhode Island in Congress, he revealed that he had sought treatment for addiction at the Mayo Clinic. Ms. Close, whose sister got a bipolar diagnosis, helped found BringChange2Mind, an organization that works to ease the stigma of mental illness.

  • Forum addresses mental health issues

    Date:

    Author: Ron Wilkins

    State lawmakers from the Tippecanoe County area participated Monday in a mental health and addiction forum at the County Building 

  • The State of Mental Health in America

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    Author: Mental Health America

    Mental Health Facts, Stats, and Data

    Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness. We advocate for prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated services, care and treatment for those who need it, and recovery as the goal. 

    We believe that gathering and providing up-to-date data and information about disparities faced by individuals with mental health problems is a tool for change.