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QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)

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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 garstm@uci.edu 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

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Mind Your Zot!

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While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Mental Health Awareness Month

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!

Seeking Authenticity with Friendships

It is getting closer to the holiday break and the end is in sight! Soon we will be with family and friends and getting some much-needed relaxation after the start to the quarter! Phew!

While this time can be something to look forward to, it is important to still be aware of caring for your mental health. Here are some things to consider as we reach the end of the year!