QPR Training

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Most individuals want to help save lives, but avoid talking about suicide because they are unsure of how to identity someone at risk or they are concerned about saying the wrong things or making a situation worse. Saving lives begins with learning what to do.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer—the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. The most widely taught gatekeeper training in the world, QPR is designed to help any and every one learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, and help save lives. Participants will learn how to intervene with an individual at-risk, persuade them to get help, and guide them to the appropriate resources. 

The 2-hour QPR Training at Georgia Tech includes an hour of didactic instruction, followed by role play exercises, and time for questions and discussion. Take the first step in saving lives by signing up for a QPR training today.

Training for an Individual

Every semester the Tech Ends Suicide Together Initiative hosts several general campus trainings that are open to all members of the Georgia Tech community.

Spring 2018 General Campus Training Dates
January 18th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM (Smithgall Room 117)
January 26th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Smithgall Room 117)
Feruary 6th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM (D.M. Smith 304)
February 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Smithgall Room 117)
March 6th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM (D.M. Smithg 104)
March 28th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM (Smithgall Room 117)
April 9th from 10:00 AM - Noon (D.M. Smith 104)
April 20th from 10:00 AM - Noon (D.M. Smithg 104)

To learn more about the nationally-recognized suicide prevention gatekeeper training program, visit the website www.qprinstitute.com.

Register for a QPR Training Session

Training for a Group

If you are interested in getting a group trained please email endsuicide@gatech.edu to get connected with one of the Initiative’s QPR Instructors.


QPR Instructors for the Georgia Tech Community:
Name: Affiliation: Department:
Andy Smith Staff Counseling Center
Carrie Shepler Faculty Chemistry
Janice Harewood Staff Counseling Center
David Bamburowski Staff Office of Graduate Studies
Drew Adelman Staff Counseling Center
Erin English Staff Counseling Center
Holly Shikano Staff Housing
Irene Daboin Staff Counseling Center
Miwa Katamura Student ISYE
Joeleen Akin Staff Athletics
Phyllis LaBlaw Staff Athletics
Patrick Rosengrant Staff Housing
Rachael Price Student Biomedical Engineering
Shannon Sullivan Staff Biomedical Engineering, Graduate Program
Tiffiny Hughes-Troutman Staff Health & Wellbeing
Ronald Johnson Faculty ISYE
Alec Hendrix Student Chemical Engineering