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One hour of your time can mean a lifetime for another. This service opportunity is a 60-minute on-demand, online QPR gatekeeper training. By educating yourself, you'll be better able to serve others.
QPR—Question, Persuade, Refer—is a proven interpersonal practice for helping people who are presenting suicidal behaviors. Developed by the QPR Institute, this highly valuable, three-step process is designed to be learned easily, deployed quickly, and most importantly, to save lives. And you can learn how to use it.
Question - Don’t be afraid to ask. Comments and behaviors are often more obvious than you might think, and rarely is it “just talk.” These are your athletes, friends, family members, and co-workers – not strangers. Ask them directly about suicidal thoughts and encourage conversation.
Persuade - Help your person understand how valuable they are to you and their loved ones. Be honest, don’t judge and don’t analyze. Ask them if you can help and act quickly when they respond.
Refer - Provide a local resource for your person to seek assistance. A person can also text “HOME” to the Crisis Textline 741-741, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1(800)273-8255. Help them take this action to the best extent possible.