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This page is intended for those seeking training on suicide prevention in the community. If you are in immediate crisis, please view our Crisis Resources. Help is available 24/7.

QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention is a 1 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.  Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The process follows three steps: (1) Question the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources. Trainees receive a QPR booklet and wallet card as a review and resource tool that includes local referral resources.

To request a training for a group – select the first option on the form

To Sign up for a training as an individual – select the second option on this form.


This training session is based upon the Question, Persuade Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training structure. Like having a lot of individuals on campus trained in CPR for medical intervention, the ISU community needs many people trained and utilizing QPR for mental health intervention. Together we will role play difficult conversations asking those hurting if they are considering suicide. We will explore boundary setting, self-care suggestions and learn more about ISU resources for mental health.

Intended audience: Students, Faculty & Staff who have previously completed a QPR Gatekeeper Training.

Format: In person 90 minute training

Click here to sign up for a training or to request a training for your group of 10-20 people.

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Intended audience: Faculty & Staff

Format: In-person 8-hour certification training

Click here to sign up to attend a training or to request a training for your group of 15-25 attendees.