For Life Threatening Emergencies:
Or go to your nearest Emergency Room
For other crisis needs 24/7:
- Call UCI Counseling Center at (949) 824-6457
♦ Or 1-866-817-9842
♦ Text “Home” to 741741
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Training
The UCI Counseling Center provides a brief 90 minute training for faculty, staff, and students called QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training. This brief training will help individuals learn to recognize signs of crises in order to help reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. Learn how to intervene and prevent suicide today by signing up for QPR trainings. Once you complete the QPR Gatekeeper Training you will have a certification that lasts 2 years.
This training can be requested by community members/groups/organizations for a small fee. Please email Dr. Meladee Garst at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you part of the UCI Main Campus Community and wanting to request a QPR training for your students, staff, group, or department please complete the outreach request form.
The QPR Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. In an effort to provide training opportunities to as much of the campus community as possible, we are currently offering both virtual and in-person training. When you register for a training, please make note of the format (in-person or virtual).
KEY COMPONENTS COVERED IN TRAINING:
- How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
- How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
- The common causes of suicidal behavior
- The warning signs of suicide
- How to get help for someone in crisis