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Suicide   Prevention

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR), guided by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide.

QPR is a one hour presentation where you will learn the signs of suicide and three basic principles of how to help save a life. QPR is designed for students, faculty and staff and anyone at Montana Tech. A QPR session can also be arranged at a convenient time specifically for your group or organization.

The QPR curriculum is nationally recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations as a "Best Practices" program. The training is an interactive presentation incorporating the basic QPR core curriculum, interactive case study, and opportunity for questions and discussion. Informational handouts are provided to program participants to be useful to participants in both their work and personal lives. The QPR presentation and materials are free.

For more information about arranging training for your group or organization at Montana Tech, contact certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor Trainers Joyce O’Neill or Cricket Pietsch.