Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide-prevention training designed to educate people from all walks of life how to recognize the warning signs of suicide. QPR training helps people get comfortable asking the question "Are you thinking about suicide?" and then helping others get appropriate help. 

QPR training can be delivered in about one hour and is designed for all “gatekeepers." A gatekeeper, according to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), is anyone who is in a position to recognize when someone is in a crisis and  may be contemplating suicide. QPR does not require participants to become crisis counselors but will increase their understanding of resources.   

Your EAP can provide free QPR trainings for groups of 25 or less. Free individual training also is available. Please contact us at  

For more information, see or call 800-273-8255.

Contact Information

Employee Assistance Program

Campus Address
121-50 USB
Mailing Address

121 University Services Building, Suite 50
Iowa City, IA 52242-1911
United States