QPR Gatekeeper Training


QPR For Suicide Prevention


Current Training Sessions for Summer 2017:

Thursday June 8 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC
Tuesday June 20 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC
Thursday July 6 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC
Monday July 17 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC
Friday August 4 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC

Surveys and studies have found . . .

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.
  • Up to 5% of college students had attempted suicide while in college.
  • About 1 in every 10 college students seriously contemplate or threaten suicide.
  • One college student in twelve had made a suicide plan.
  • Suicide prevention training is effective in lowering the number of suicides on campuses, and this has been the case at A&M.
  • Those who have attended A&M's QPR training report they are more knowledgeable and comfortable about suicide and believe they are more likely to intervene with a troubled student in the future.

Every year at A&M a significant number of students attempt suicide...and many years there has been one or more suicide deaths.

Two hours of certified QPR Gatekeeper training teaches you . . .

  • How to recognize the signs that someone may be at risk for suicide,
  • What to do or say (or not do or say) if you think someone might be at risk for suicide,
  • Where and how to refer someone who is depressed or considering suicide

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, & Refer, the three skills you learn as a QPR Gatekeeper.

Those who have attended said . . .

  • "Powerful, pertinent, a must have. It is practical and empowering."
  • "One of the very best training sessions I've attended. Very educational, timely, and kinda fun."
  • "Some people have a gift of naturally handling stressful situations -- QPR gives everyone a tool to make this difficult task easier."
  • "This will open your eyes to the reality of suicide & provide you the tools to save someone's life."
  • "It is really beneficial considering the stress that college students or loved ones can be under."
  • "Everyone who is a friend, co-worker, parent can use this. It is not workplace or student specific."

Here's how to become a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper

Please note:
  • Those attending QPR must be able to attend the entire two hour session.
  • Only A&M faculty or staff members or currently enrolled A&M students may attend.
  • Please let us know of any needed ADA special accommodations when you register.

If YOU as an individual want to attend an "open" QPR Gatekeeper Training session, preregistration is required due to limited space. To pre-register, email QPR@scs.tamu.edu and please put "QPR training wanted" as well as the training date you're requesting in the subject line, and in addition:

  • A&M EMPLOYEES must include UIN, email address, phone, department/office, and position/title in the email.
  • A&M STUDENTS must include UIN, email address, phone, major and classification in the email.

If YOUR GROUP (A&M department, office or recognized student organization) would like to schedule its own QPR Gatekeeper Training, email your request to QPR@scs.tamu.edu.

For other information about QPR contact Ms. Santana Simple at QPR@scs.tamu.edu.