Wellness, Health Promotion & Prevention

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

703-559-3000
TTY 711

8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031

Marla Zometsky,
Manager

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Photo of woman holding chalkboard that says "Empower your community" - QPR training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer – the 3 simple yet powerful steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Just as people trained in CPR 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 the help they need. Each year, thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor by becoming a part of the QPR life-saving network.

QPR can be learned in a free, 60-minute virtual training course. Anyone age 16 and over is encouraged to take QPR training – parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, police officers, volunteer coaches, youth organization leaders, caseworkers, firefighters, and anyone who might be strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

QPR training teaches participants to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide.
  • Ask tough questions and offer hope.
  • Get help and save a life.

CSB's Wellness, Health Promotion and Prevention team is offering QPR trainings throughout the year to assist our residents in helping others. Now more than ever, it is important to reach out to our friends, family members, neighbors and colleagues to engage in health promotion and suicide prevention conversations.

Let’s make sure everyone in our community knows how much they matter.

This training includes 1 NBCC hour.

Contact WHPP staff with questions, or to request a virtual custom class for your group.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant