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QPR Training - Suicide Prevention

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Thu Ages: 14 to 25


What is QPR?

Our Mission

To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

What does QPR mean?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps 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.

What is a Gatekeeper?

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.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Early Recognition

We cannot overemphasize the need for early recognition of suicide warning signs.

Often times, the simple offering of hope and social and spiritual support can avert a suicide attempt entirely.

In-Person Instruction

Cost - Free


Date Day From To
7/18/24 Thu 5:00 PM 6:30 PM


John Russolillo
617 294 0475 ext. 0230
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RECREATION CENTER BLDG. 47 Elm St Everett, Massachusetts 02149 US

Next to the Everett Police Department