Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training
Date: Thursday, March 4th
Time: 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Audience: This training is UHS faculty & staff only. Please register for a future session if you are employed at a different school site.
Summary: If someone you know was considering suicide, would you be able to recognize the warning signs and know how to help?
QPR Gatekeeper Training is an evidence-based suicide prevention training suitable for anyone and everyone. QPR is NOT intended to be a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency intervention to someone in crisis and can save lives.
Following this training, you will:
- Know how to recognize the common warning signs of suicide,
- How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be considering suicide, and...
- Be empowered to offer hope and act quickly to avoid a possible tragedy.
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. A gatekeeper can be anyone: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide. Following this training, you will be certified as a QPR Gatekeeper for 2 years.
This training is brought to you by the Community Mental Health and Addiction Program with the Pima County Health Department FREE of charge (normally $30)! Seating is Limited.
Details: 90-minute training. Includes registration to a QPR Gatekeeper Student portal with access to resources and continuing practice and education.
Presenter: Mayra Jeffery
Mayra Jeffery, obtained a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S.H.S. in Physiology from the University of Arizona. Mayra has close to a decade of experience in health education and public speaking. She is a bilingual trained facilitator in the following programs: QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention, Diabetes Prevention Program, and Strengthening Families Program. Mayra is also a Master Trainer in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Tomando Control de Su Salud, and Chronic Pain Self-Management Program. Mayra currently coordinates program implementation for the Community Mental Health and Addiction team.