Question. Persuade. Refer

Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide

QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training is an online program that teaches warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. The three steps include:

  • Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide.
  • Persuade the person to seek and accept help.
  • Refer the person to appropriate resources.

Free Virtual Training October 6, 1 p.m. Central

Nebraska Extension's upcoming online training will teach participants how to recognize and respond to potential signs of crisis and suicidal behavior. It's free to attend, but registration is required.


REACH Training

This is a 60-minute online training. Participants earn a certificate designating them as a suicide prevention gatekeeper. QPR also can serve as a refresher for individuals who have previously completed REACH training.


Additional Resources

QPR Institute

Working to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training.

What do you say to someone who has attempted suicide or had thoughts of suicide?

Fact Sheet: Suicide Prevention Warning signs, actions steps and more tips from Bryan Medical Center. PDF
Fact Sheet: Suicide Following an Attempt What you need to know about a family member or a friend who has been suicidal, from Bryan Medical Center. PDF
"After an Attempt" booklet Resources about the emotional impact of a suicide attempt on families, from the Suicide Prevention Resource Center PDF
When a Loved One Has Made An Attempt Expectations and considerations around both your own feelings as a loved one and around how to support your loved one after the attempt. From the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. More
#BeThe10 Campaign Five specific steps individuals can take when they are talking with someone who has shared that they are having thoughts of suicide. More