Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)Training for Suicide Prevention

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention session is provided by a Hope Network certified QPR trainer and co-hosted with The Mental Health Association in Michigan.

Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers).

The process follows three steps:

  1. Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide
  2. Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and
  3. Refer the person to appropriate resources

Participants will learn:

  • How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis
  • All participants receive a QPR E-Booklet and Resources upon completion of the training
  • All participants who fully participate will receive a certificate of attendance

Training Expectations:

Although the class is in the form of a webinar, the class expectations for participation and involvement are the same for a live presentation. A participant’s device must have a functioning camera, microphone and speakers; all three must be on during the entire presentation. In addition, the participant must be on screen and visible during the entire presentation.

Please join 5 minutes early to test your audio and video. If you join more than 10 minutes after the training start time or you do not participate in the breakout session, you will not receive credit for the course to obtain your certificate.

A Zoom Link will be sent to all registered participants one day-prior to the date of the training.

*QPR certified trainers are also available to train on-site at various agencies, universities, etc. If this is an option you are interested in please contact QPR@hopenetwork.org.

Event Location

Virtual • • , •

Contact Information

Contact: Kasie Pickert
Phone: (616) 826-1731
E-mail: