QPR Gatekeeper Training

What is QPR?


QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 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. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.


What is a Gatekeeper?

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

How long does the training take?

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.


How much does it cost?

QPR Training is FREE from NAMI Long Beach Area as part of Cultural Trauma and Mental Health Resiliency Project.


QPR and MHFA Classes


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Question-Persuade-Refer (QPR)

 For Gatekeepers


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Space is Limited

Request a training for your organization

NAMI Long Beach Area is currently scheduling classes on request to adults, faculty, administrators, parents and other leaders at schools, youth and community organizations.

  • If you would like to request a training for your local school or organization, please submit a request with details of your organization to nami@namilongbeach.org (maximum of 30 students per class). The class is free and is 8 hours with breakfast and lunch provided.
  • In addition, NAMI Long Beach will begin offering monthly trainings open to the public in late February. More details will be posted soon.