Take Action Against Suicide and Make a Difference

Get your Group Trained as QPR Certified Gatekeepers!

In a 1.5 hour session up to 35 individuals can learn three simple steps that saves lives. Ernest Schmidt, LCSW and Lisa Madeco, LMFT are certified QPR gatekeeper instructors and passionate about mental health. Our QPR presentation will include information on:

QPR suicide prevention at Palo Alto Therapy

  • The problem of suicide
  • Common myths and facts associated with suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for asking the suicide question
  • Methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help
  • Ways of referring at risk people to local resources
  • Time for role-play and practice of the QPR method

Each attendee will receive a certificate, QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention, as well as resource information for local treatment providers.

Testimonials about our past QPR presentations

Question… Persuade… Refer…

Depression Treatment & CBT in Palo AltoQPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR can learn how to recognize the warning signs and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

What is QPR?

Each year an estimated 775,000 family members are impacted by the suicide attempt or death of a loved one. Countless others are concerned about suicide in their friends and loved ones. You can make a difference and possibly save a life.

YouTube Video on Suicide Prevention

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