QPR- Suicide Prevention Question Persuade Refer

Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. For more information about QPR visit the QPR website. ***QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

Please email the Office of Health Promotion at ohp@nmsu.edu if you are interested in becoming trained. 


Warnings signs

The following are signs of someone who could be having thoughts of suicide:

  • Recent significant loss or change.
  • Feeling hopeless or trapped.
  • Feeling unbearable pain.
  • Feeling like a burden to others.
  • Increased use of alcohol and/or other drugs.
  • Acting anxious or agitated.
  • Reckless behavior.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Talking about wanting to die or kill themselves.
  • Looking for ways to complete suicide.
  • Withdrawing or isolating from others.

If you see these signs or others in yourself or another, there is help.