QPR for Veterans
The core training is QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention as customised for those helping vets, and which is one of the most researched citizen-action suicide prevention interventions in the world. Proven to be safe and effective in more than 20 independent published research studies, QPR is listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. This rigorous course includes two best-practice suicide prevention training programs, Level I QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention and an approved, brief edition of the Counselling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), with a special focus on the relationship of weapons to veterans who own them.
The QPR for Vets program is intended to prevent suicide not just among veterans, but among colleagues, co-workers and family members. For those interested in learning how to conduct an initial suicide risk assessment, and to reduce immediate risk for suicide, the QPR Suicide Triage training program is recommended. It is also specifically designed to help veteran peer counsellors to help their fellow veterans.