QPR Gatekeeper Training
JOIN THOUSANDS OF TRAINED FACULTY, STAFF & STUDENTS…
IN ONLY 2 HOURS YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO HELP SAVE SOMEONE'S LIFE!
Current Training Sessions for Fall 2016:
|Tuesday||September 6||9:00 am - 11:00 am||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Wednesday||September 14||11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Monday||September 19||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Friday||September 30||11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Tuesday||October 25||3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Wednesday||November 9||1:00 pm - 3:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Monday||November 14||11:00 am - 1:00 pm||Conference Building 2 (0063) SS@WC|
|Tuesday||November 29||3:00 pm - 5:00 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
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:
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. Jenny Kenley at QPR@scs.tamu.edu.