September 7, 2017

Suicide prevention QPR Gatekeeper Training available

Purdue's Office of the Dean of Students will be offering opportunities this fall for faculty, staff and students to attend QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training sessions.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- three simple steps that 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 in the Gatekeeper course in as little as two hours. Instructors will present, discuss and role-play scenarios until participants feel comfortable with the material. Time is allowed for questions and discussion. At the completion of the training, participants will obtain a certificate.

The Purdue QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training sessions for Fall 2017: 

* Sept. 20 -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Schleman Hall, Room B038.

* Sept. 25 -- 3:30-5 p.m. Krach Leadership Center, Room 260.

* Oct. 2 -- 5-7 p.m. Krach Leadership Center, Room 260.

* Oct. 18 -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Schleman Hall, Room B038.

* Nov. 8 -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Schleman Hall, Room B038.

* Nov. 13 -- 3:30-5 p.m. Krach Leadership Center, Room 260.

Registration for the sessions is available online. To learn more about the nationally recognized suicide prevention gatekeeper training program, visit www.qprinstitute.com.

For more information about QPR, contact Carol Ben-Davies at 765-494-1747 or cbd@purdue.edu.  


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