QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Ask a question, save a life. QPR is an easy-to-learn process that helps you recognize the early warning signs of suicide, and get professional help for people who need it.

QPR training teaches you to follow three key steps:

  1. Question a person about suicidal thoughts
  2. Persuade them to get help
  3. Refer the person for help

Through your training, you will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral and situational clues. By detecting mental health issues early — and making sure that people get the help they need — you can help ensure that no student is left to struggle alone.

For Anyone Working with Students

This training is for anyone who works closely with students, including academic or residential advisors, friends, religious professionals, faculty, staff and parents.

What to Expect at Training

Presented by a certified QPR instructor, each 90-minute training session may include information about:

  • The problem of suicide nationally, in New York and at UB
  • Common myths and facts associated with suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for asking someone questions about suicide
  • Methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help
  • Ways of referring at risk people to local resources

Each participant typically receives a QPR booklet and card with information about suicide prevention, as well as information on treatment providers and support groups on campus and in the greater Buffalo community.

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(for individuals only)

Request a Different Day and Time for Your Group

You can request this workshop for your class, student group or department on a date that is convenient for you. Please make sure you will have at least 10 people attending, and provide at least two weeks notice.

> Learn how to request a workshop

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