QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps 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. QPR is for our whole community to get trained in — students, staff, faculty, and administrators — and it is important for members across our community to be trained to spot the early warning signs of suicide and to apply QPR.

As a USD QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help at USD and in the community to help save a life

QPR is a nationally recognized, evidence-based training that grants participants certification considered active for three years.

Fall 2022 QPR Training opportunities

Student Training

  • Tuesday, September 27, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, October 13, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Tuesday, November 15, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Faculty/Staff Training

  • Thursday, September 29, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 18, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
  • Thursday, November 17, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Register at the link provided and you will receive a confirmation email with further details prior to the training. Questions? Email us at youareusd@sandiego.edu.

For more information about upcoming QPR Training opportunities on campus and/or to request private training for your group, please complete the Student Wellness outreach request form today!

The training we offer through USD is currently reserved for students, faculty, and staff at USD, however, San Diego County holds regular QPR training for the general public and other community groups. Please contact 858-609-7971 for more information.