The QPR mission is to reduce suicidal behaviors and save lives by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. The signs of crisis are all around us. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know.

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

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.

QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as one hour.

(via QPR Institute)


Question | Persuade | Refer
QUESTION the person about suicide
PERSUADE the person to get help
REFER for help

Not a form of counseling/treatment
Teach to recognize warning signs, etc
To Prevent a possible tragedy


  • National and state statistics on suicide
  • Myth and facts associated with suicide
  • Warning signs of suicide
  • Tips for asking questions
  • Methods for persuading someone to get help
  • Ways of referring to a professional
  • Opportunity for Q & A


Participate in Gatekeeper Training at Auburn

Request a QPR training for your organization

Become a QPR Facilitator

Contact: Chase Chaplin

Auburn's Certified QPR Instructors

  • Chase Chaplin- Main Contact
  • Tamara Bowden
  • Kwoneathia Boswell
  • Reita Clanton
  • Paul Esposito
  • Steve Glennon
  • Joyce Griffin
  • Eric Hall
  • Katherine Hettinger
  • Venus Hewing
  • Lisa Hollans
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Nicole Linen
  • Allison Love
  • Clint Lovelace
  • Chris Lucas
  • Lori McLean
  • Jan-Erin Miller
  • Stephanie Morawo
  • Lindsey Motley
  • William Pope
  • Megan Ross
  • Jamie Sailors
  • Ruthie Spiers
  • Nekita Tingle
  • Hayes Turner
  • Candi Vann
  • Sarah Grace Walters
  • Gwen Ward
  • Levy Whitehead
  • Maureen Young


Active Minds

Active Minds at Auburn is a student-run organization that seeks to inform, educate, and promote mental health awareness to Auburn students and community through fundraising and outreach efforts.

Out of Darkness Walk

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a 3-5 mile walk that takes place in hundreds of communities across the country every year with the proceeds benefiting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). By walking in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you will be walking with thousands of other walkers nationwide to raise money for AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority.

Additional Resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Local Treatment Referral Resources

Student Counseling and Psychological Services
(334) 844 5123

Health Promotion & Wellness Services
(334) 844 1422

Auburn University Medical Clinic
(334) 844 4416

Auburn University Public Safety
(334) 844 8888

Auburn University Student Conduct & Advocacy
(334) 844 1305

Auburn University Psychological Services Center
(334) 844 4889

Auburn University Marriage & Family Center
(334) 844 4478

East Alabama Medical Center
(334) 749 3411