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New QPR training to support student mental health

As part of College-wide efforts to support students' mental health and well-being, two QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) trainings will be held in March and April at the Truax campus. All faculty and staff are invited to participate. Additional future training dates will be added at all campuses starting in Fall. 

QPR: Helping Distressed Students and Preventing Suicide

  • Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room 311, Health Education Building, Truax
  • Wednesday, April 24, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Room C2448, Truax Main Building, Truax

QPR offers three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life. 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. In this 90-minute training you will learn to:

  1. Recognize signs of distress
  2. Recognize warning signs of suicide
  3. Intervene and offer hope
  4. Connect people with help

After completing this training, all participants will become "Certified QPR Gatekeepers." Please bring a phone or mobile device as a large part of the presentation is interactive.

How to register: 

Please register via the new “Madison College Learn” platform. Search for “QPR.” Employees can contact Alex Secrest in CETL if there are problems registering. 

Would you like this training for your department or school?

To schedule a future QPR training for a school or department, contact Lisa Lanting

Other questions about the training? Please contact Lisa Lanting.

Published March 12, 2019. Updated March 13, 2019.