Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste A
Hamilton, OH 45011

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Lauren Perry  
(513) 785-6770


Charla Henderson is the Coaltion Coordinator for The Butler County Coaltion for Health, Safe & Drug -Free Communities. 


QPR: Gatekeeper Training

Did you know suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for our children, family, friends, neighbors, students and coworkers ages 10-24?

Were you aware that suicide rates have increased 128% for our children ages 10-14 since the 1980's?

Did you know that there has been a 28% increase in suicide rates amongst adults ages 35-64?

Loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague, or other acquaintance to suicide is devastating.  Importantly, there is hope and help for persons contemplating suicide, and you can help others in need.  QPR stands for QuestionPersuade, and Refer -- 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 to help. 

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. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

The QPR Gatekeeper Training Program is NREPP approved evidenced based training. 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, trainees receive background on the prevalence of suicide and learn to

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

Cost: Free!

CEUs: No CEUs are offered for this training