Preventing suicide: Become Gatekeepers with QPR

Suicide prevention

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May 26, 2024

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm IST


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How many of these statements are true? 

  • People who joke about suicide don’t actually attempt suicide
  • Only experts can prevent suicide
  • People who attempt suicide are on an average weak people (mentally and emotionally)
  • As suicide is a momentary decision, if people can think positive, they can easily let the dark moments pass

Answered true for all? 

Then you may be surprised to know that all statements are false.

It is possible to prevent suicide by recognizing the signs in advance, providing support, taking the individual seriously and approaching them with empathy. 

In this QPR Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention workshop led by Atul Sharma we give you an in-depth understanding of suicide, its symptoms, and how you can support someone who expresses suicidal thoughts. 

Atul has trained over 1150 individuals as Gatekeepers, equipping them with the practical information and skills needed to help people in distress.

What is QPR Gatekeeper training?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, where the aim is to identify and interrupt the crisis and guide the person toward proper care.

A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. 

Details of the session

  • The workshop will be conducted on Zoom and will have active learning methodologies like facilitator-led discussions, quiz, caselets, group work, simulated scenarios, exercises, demonstrations, activities, and role plays
  • The duration is 4 hours

What to expect in this session

Participants will learn about

  • suicidal behavior
  • warning signs
  • risk factors
  • QPR Strategy 

Participants will receive

  • an internationally recognized certificate
  • a QPR Gatekeeper manual
  • a mental health professional directory
  • E-Book by Dr. Paul Quinnet, the creator of the QPR strategy
  • Other curated resources

The benefits of getting QPR training

QPR training helps you

  • recognize warning signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • learn how to approach and engage in a conversation with an individual in distress
  • learn and practice active listening
  • persuade an individual with suicidal thoughts to seek help 
  • guide an individual with suicidal thoughts towards professional help

Participant FAQs

  • When will I get the event access link?
    We will email you the link 2-3 days before the event
  • Is this event for all ages?
    No, this event is only for adults.
  • Can someone else attend the event in place of me?
    No, as it would be difficult for us to keep track.
  • Can multiple people watch the webinar with me?
    No, only the named participant can take part.

What everyone says

Ms Testimonials

QPR is not a form of counselling or a treatment; rather it is intended to offer hope through positive actions. A special thanks to our wonderful trainer – Atul Sharma who discussed this sensitive topic with so much empathy and ease.

Ms Testimonials

Harmandeep Kaur

Delivery Manager, Skill-up Technologies

Ms Testimonials

I have felt it is good to equip myself with skills to navigate and deal with such situations. I thus attended a session to learn suicide prevention technique called QPR (Question - Persuade - Refer) beautifully hosted by Atul Sharma and MyndStories and certified by QPR Institute.

Ms Testimonials

Rahul Hasija

Founder, Swacardz

Ms Testimonials

I learnt new things and also unlearnt a few in this workshop. I got to know that in most cases there are warning signs that we can identify in people who are suicidal.

Ms Testimonials

Gursifat Kaur Chhabra

Advisor, WTW

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