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
- Bryan Shelangoski, Associate Director for Facilities & Operations, Housing & Residence Life
- Olivia Feldkamp, Coordinator for Student Right and Responsibilities, Campus Housing
- Katrina Bergel, Graduate Hall Director, Miller Hall
- Destin Trochesset, Graduate Hall Director, Louisville Hall
- Tracie Meyer, Cards SPEAK Coordinator, Dean of Students
- Jessica Gernert, Student Conduct Coordinator, Dean of Students
- Theresa Hitchcock, Advisor Training and Development, Undergraduate Advising Practice
Request QPR Training
For more information about QPR training, please contact the Dean of Students Office.