QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

October 24, 2023

QPR is a 2-hour educational program designed to teach professionals as well as lay “gatekeepers” the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.  The process follows three steps: (1) Question the person’s desire or intent regarding suicide, (2) Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and (3) Refer the person to appropriate resources.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recall facts about suicide and suicide prevention.
  2. Identify warning signs of suicide.
  3. Demonstrate how to ask someone directly about their desire or intent regarding suicide.
  4. Demonstrate verbal and non-verbal skills used to persuade someone who is having thoughts of suicide to seek and accept help.
  5. Identify local resources available to help someone who is having thoughts of suicide.
  6. Describe how to get help for someone having thoughts of suicide.  
Course summary
Course opens: 
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Event starts: 
10/24/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
10/24/2023 - 3:00pm EDT

Mandy Fauble, PhD, LCSW

Director of Clinical Care Services

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor

UPMC Chautauqua, Ambulatory Behavioral Health

UPMC Jameson, Ambulatory Behavioral Health


Stacey Buettner, LCSW
Program Director, Crisis Services

UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor


No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.


In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


A maximum of 2.0 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.


Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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