Gatekeeper Training 

A certified “gatekeeper” trainer provides training to residents 15-100 years of age. Anyone is eligible for this training.

Participants first learn about the nature of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take and how they may be used as the stimulus for a Question Persuade and Refer (QPR) intervention. To gain perspective, participants are introduced to the history of suicide, suicide prevention and the spectrum of modern day public health suicide prevention education efforts. The history, background and research support for QPR are reviewed.