Question, Persuade, Refer certified suicide intervention program

Question, Persuade, Refer provides community education and builds awareness of suicide. 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Learn how to recognize and support someone who may be having thoughts of suicide with Question, Persuade, Refer.


In this course, you'll:

  • Explore myths and facts surrounding suicide.
  • Learn to recognize and identify potential warning signs. 
  • Learn how to ask a person about suicide, persuade them to get help and refer the person to appropriate services.
  • Gain knowledge about on- and off-campus support.

This training is open to current UCalgary students, and staff and faculty who find themselves in a helping and supporting role. 

About the program

QPR is a tool that can be used by anyone and provides direction on how to question a person about suicidal thoughts, how to persuade them to get help and how to refer the person to appropriate professional resources. We create a stronger a campus and are better able to support one another by having people trained in QPR on our campus.

Have questions? Email communityhub@ucalgary.ca.

QPR is not counselling or treatment; it's a community awareness initiative to help prevent suicide.

Register for QPR training on Sept. 20

Date: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Time: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Social Sciences 109

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Register for QPR training on Oct. 3

Date: Thurs., Oct. 3, 2019
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

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Register for QPR training on Oct. 22

Date: Tues., Oct. 22, 2019
Time: 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

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