QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Question, Persuade, Refer

Three simple steps that could save a life!

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) is a suicide prevention training that prepares people to recognize a potential suicide crisis, respond in a safe and supportive way, and assist the individual in obtaining the help they need.

The training is 60-90 minutes and is taught in a format that is applicable for a wide variety of audiences, including workplace staff/administrators, faith based groups, social service organizations — any group of individuals who want to learn basic skills to help someone in emotional distress and possibly save a life. All participants receive an informational booklet and copy of the PATHWAYS TO CARE guide for accessing local mental health resources. More information about QPR is available here.

A total of 966 individuals in Fond du Lac County attended a QPR training from December 2018 through December 2019!

You can help us reach our goal of training 1,000 individuals in 2020 by either bringing this lifesaving information to your workplace or group OR by attending one of the community sessions.


QPR trainings are offered free of charge to any organization or group in Fond du Lac County.

Sessions which are free and open to the public are held regularly at the Fond du Lac Family YMCA.