QPR Training

What is QPR Training?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour."

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers in the University setting include faculty, staff, advisors, campus health practitioners, counselors, police officers and supervisors, and many others who are in regular interaction with students who can recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

QPR Trainers at the University of Louisville

 

  • Charles Brian, Lieutenant, University Police
  • Dana Carpenter, Program Coordinator Sr., Campus Health
  • Danelle Crawford, Counselor, Counseling Center
  • Colleen Gettys, Program Coordinator, Disability Resources
  • Aaron Graham, Patrol Officer II, University Police
  • Ashley Hazen, Program Coordinator, Housing & Residence Life
  • Abigail Nordquist, Counselor, Counseling Center
  • Colin O'Brien, Program Coordinator Sr, PEACC
  • Kathy Pendleton, Director, Counseling Center
  • Nora Scobie, Assistant Director for Advisor Development, UGA Administration
  • Bryan Shelangoski, Associate Director for Facilities & Operations, Housing & Residence Life
  • Laura Ulmer, Project Coordinator, Dean of Students Office
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    Request QPR Training

    If you would like to request QPR Training for your department or group, please submit the online request form. Trainers, please complete the online training assessment within 48 hours of completion.

    More Information

    For more information about QPR training, please contact the Dean of Students Office.