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 for help. QPR training occurs in groups from 10-40 people and takes about 1.5 hours.
As members of the ISU community you are often the first individuals to notice signs and symptoms of suicide in a colleague, student, resident, coworker, friend, etc. This uniquely positions you as the first line of defense to assist someone in getting help.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will
In a suicide crisis, the difference between recognizing and acting where there are vague ideas of suicide before these lead to a self-inflicted injury, can mean the difference between life and death.
All members of the ISU community are encouraged to complete QPR training (faculty, staff, students, etc.). To schedule a training for your organization, department, student organization, etc. please contact Dr. Emma Bucher at Student Counseling Services. Trainings are free to all members of the ISU community. For more information about QPR please visit qprinstitute.com.
Dr Emma Bucher
Illinois State University
Student Counseling Services
320 Student Services Building
Normal , IL 61790-2420