Suicide Prevention QPR Gatekeeper Training (ADULT)

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Suicide Prevention QPR Gatekeeper Training (ADULT)

Question, Persuade, and Refer. Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

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Just as CPR prepares you for stepping in to assist with a cardiac emergency, QPR will give you the skills and knowledge to intervene to possibly prevent suicide.

ANY HUMAN BEING from ANYWHERE is welcome to attend this training.

We will address information specific to Alabama and Southeastern US culture, and national and worldwide statistics.

The process follows three steps:

  1. Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide.
  2. Persuade the person to seek and accept help.
  3. Refer the person to appropriate resources.

Trainees receive QPR materials and resources that include Alabama State and National referrals.


How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be suicidal. Learn how to get help for yourself or more about preventing suicide.

  • The common causes of suicidal behavior.
  • The warning signs of suicide.
  • How to get help for someone in crisis.


Up to 2.0 CEU will be provided to Alabama Social Workers,* Alabama Nurses,** Alabama EMS, and Nationally Certified Counselors as well as contact hours (up to 2.0) for other attendees after participating in the webinar at least 80% and completing the post-survey.

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Watch this video about one of our presenters- Cheryl Dodson:


Contact Jen Bafford, COSA's Project Insight Alabama, Program Director,


*The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD is an approved CE provider by the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Alabama Department of Public Health Office of EMS.

**The Alabama Social Work Examiners Board is a recognized provider of nursing continuing education (CE) by the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN). Licensed nurse attendees must electronically upload the certificate to their Individual CE Record on the ABN website to claim the CE awarded. Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code §§ 610-X-10-.04(2)(d) and 610-X-10.-07(1)(d)

NOTE: If your licensing authority is not listed above, please check with your licensing board to see if they will honor the certificates as mentioned above. This is an evidence-based, nationally recognized course proven to be effective in teaching suicide prevention techniques so it is VERY likely your licensing authority will honor this course.


Costs of this program including CEU/CE issuance covered by funds through SAMHSA's Mental Health Awareness Training (MHAT) grant, Project Insight Alabama and through a partnership with the Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resources Coalition (ASPARC) funded by the Garrett Lee Smith Grant.


If you believe you or someone in your life may be suicidal, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline dial or TEXT 9-8-8 from any phone to speak to a person trained in crisis. (Option 2 for Veterans.) The Lifeline is confidential, free, and available 24/7 across the United States.