August 9, 2021

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training available this fall

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

QPR stands for Questions, Persuade, and Refer – three 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. QPR-trained Gatekeepers learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope and how to get help and save a life. At the completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate.

All QPR courses will be conducted in person this fall unless health and safety protocols necessitate a change to a virtual format. Changes will be communicated to registered attendees in advance. All attendees are expected to abide by the Protect Purdue protocols in place at the time of the session.  The schedule for Purdue QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training sessions for Fall 2021 is as follows.

Sep. 1 (W) – 2-4 p.m. Rawls Hall, Room 2082
Sep. 13 (M) – 1-3 p.m. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 3118
Sep. 24 (F) – 9-11 a.m. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 3118

Oct. 6 (W) – 2-4 p.m. Knoy Hall of Technology, Room B019
Oct. 13 (W) – 9-11 a.m. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 3418
Oct. 28 (Th) – 1-3 p.m. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room B058

Nov. 8 (M) – 3-5 p.m. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, Room 2124
Nov. 18 (Th) – 9-11 a.m. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room G420
Nov. 30 (Tu) – 1-3 p.m. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 2102

Dec. 3 (F) – 10 a.m.-noon. Lilly Hall of Life Sciences, Room 3118

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 the Office of the Dean of Students at 765-494-1747 or Zenephia Evans, associate dean of students for education and advocacy, via email.


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