Hope Squad is pleased to partner with QPR Institute, a nationally recognized suicide gatekeeper program. The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. Quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.
Hope Squads, advisors, and other school and community stakeholders are certified and trained as QPR gatekeepers. QPR is an integral part of the Hope Squad curriculum. It provides students the simple steps to reach out to struggling peers and refer them to trusted adults.
QPR Institute provides online and in-person training for individuals, organizations, professionals, and veterans. The 90-minute QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention program teaches people how to recognize suicide warning signs, ask about suicide, and persuade people to accept professional help. As a universal intervention for troubled youth and others, QPR has been taught to more than two million people worldwide.
To learn more about QPR, please visit qprinstitute.com.