QPR Suicide Prevention

QPR, which stands for "Question, Persuade, Refer", is a nationally recognized suicide prevention program designed to educate persons to recognize and respond to the signs of suicidal thinking or behavior. Research has shown that persons who ultimately attempt suicide often provide numerous direct or indirect clues as to their intentions, and the goal of this training is to recognize these verbal, behavioral, or situational clues and take steps to get the person professional help. The presentation helps persons learn how to ask the suicide question, how to persuade the person to contact appropriate assistance, and how to identify referral options. Once trained, these persons act as gatekeepers for the campus community, informed and ready to intervene on behalf of students considering suicide.

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. CAPS is offering the following QPR workshops for 2017 – 2018.

2017 – 2018 QPR Workshop Schedule

QPR Suicide Prevention Training requires advance registration. Please sign up for one of the available dates listed below by sending an email to Dr. Tina Liu-Tom

  • Up to 20 attendees per training
  • Training lasts one hour, from 12 – 1pm
  • Will take place at the Student Services Center 1 unless otherwise indicated. Specific room number will be indicated when we confirm your registration.

Fall 2017

September 28Thursday
October 5 Thursday (Note: this date is for the Sugar Land campus; AMG building, Rm 104)
October 10Tuesday
October 26Thursday
November 14Tuesday
November 16Thursday

Spring 2018

January 23Tuesday
January 25Thursday
February 6Tuesday
February 22Thursday
March 6Tuesday
March 22Thursday
April 17 Tuesday (Note: this will be offered as part of the HR Lunch and Learn Series at EDR Pavilion, MD Anderson library)
April 24 Tuesday (Note: this will be offered as part of the HR Lunch and Learn Series at ERP, 5000 Gulf Fwy, Building 1, Room 214)
April 26Thursday