Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

  • August 3, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Question Persuade Refer (QPR) Training 

Just as people are trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver to help save thousands of lives each year, people are trained in QPR to save a life from a death by suicide. QPR stands for Question Persuade Refer and teaches someone how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.


  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

For more information about this evidence based practice go to

Cost: FREE for all Howard County Residents & Employees

Audience: QPR is appropriate for ages 13+, however if you plan on registering someone under the age of 17 please reach out to Amanda first

For questions: Contact Amanda at

*Registration is required as space is limited

Venue:  Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center

6700 Freetown Rd, Columbia, Maryland, 21044, United States


Venue Phone: 410.313.0760

Venue Website:

9525 Durness Ln, Laurel, Maryland, 20723, United States


The renovated and greatly expanded HCLS Savage Branch & STEM Education Center further positions HCLS as a 21st century educational institution, delivering 21st century public education for all. A launching point for the STEM career pipeline, the contemporary branch centers on science and technology, tripling classroom space for the delivery of the enhanced HCLS STEM curriculum for children and teens.

Nearly doubling the size of the venue, every inch of this cutting-edge epicenter of learning advances the caliber of the curriculum HCLS delivers under its three pillars: Self-Directed Education, Research Assistance & Instruction, and Instructive & Enlightening Experiences.

The branch features new and improved lighting, more than 50 public access computers, one meeting room, one conference room, three study rooms, two new children’s classrooms, improved customer seating, reading nooks for all ages, a vending cafe with seating area, and a laptop counter overlooking the renovated courtyard. Classrooms are named for historic STEM pioneers. Outside, the renovated Savage Branch features two outdoor classrooms with a casual, shaded seating area. The new courtyard includes wifi and a Storm Planter with educational elements that demonstrate bioconservation, green technologies, and Maryland’s water lifecycle.  A stepping stone pathway connects the neighborhood to the entrance of the building from Knights Bridge Road, and a footbridge connects Gorman Road to the branch. Other exterior features include a modernized parking lot and sidewalk that demonstrate the latest advancements in ecological conservation and preservation.  Infrastructure is in place for the installation of car charging station in the near future.  The HCLS Savage Branch includes dedicated space for HCLS’ HiTech initiative.