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Crete Area Medical Center

2910 Betten Drive
P.O. Box 220
Crete, NE 68333

Main Phone: (402) 826-2102
Toll Free: (866) 362-CAMC (2262)
Main Fax: (402) 826-7950


Suicide Prevention and Education Event

You can make a difference and save a life!

QPR Suicide Prevention & Education
A Gatekeeper Training
Thursday, April 28
7 to 8:30 p.m.
Perry Board Room
on the Doane College campus

Cost: FREE


QPR: What is it?

Question, Persuade, Refer is a best practice curriculum designed to teach the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble. It trains GATEKEEPERS to ACT vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

A QPR Gatekeeper is anyone trained to recognize a suicide crisis and, because of their training, knows how and where to find help. 

Gatekeeper Training takes just one hour, plus questions and answers, and is taught in a format that is clear and concise. Gatekeepers are given information that is easy to understand and reinforced by a QPR booklet and card, complete with warning signs, methods to encourage a person to get help and a list of resources available in your community.

This training is limited to 50 total participants. There is no cost for the course, but your attendance is expected upon registration.

Program Goal

To train teachers, supervisors, coworkers, students, administrators, parents, emergency personnel, pastors and community members how to effectively recognize and refer persons in distress to professional resources.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide.
  • Learn how to apply three key steps with individuals in distress.
    • Question
    • Persuade
    • Refer
  • Develop the skills to act with confidence to make a difference.
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