Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

  • The Chippewa County Suicide Prevention Coaltion offers Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training thorughout the year and can coordinatate trainings for any interested groups or businesses in Chippewa County.

    QPR - Question, Pursuade, Refer. The 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR training is often compared to CPR for mental health crisis. Just like people trianed in CPR learn to intervene when someone in is physical distress, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to intervene by questioning, persuading, and refering someone to help. QPR is suitable for anyone 16 or older who wants to be able to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis and refer clients, patients, students, friends, family memberw, neighbors, co-workers... anyone who may to get the assistance they need. QPR trainign only takes 1 hour and is geared towards professional and community members alike.

    Upcoming QPR training:

    September 13th, 3:30pm at the Sault Area High School

    September 14th, 7:30pm in the Avery Square Atrium

    QPR training is open to the public. There is no cost to attend.

    Email, or call (906)635-3636 to set-up a training for your group or staff.


    ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. ASIST training is a two day course that teaches individuals to provide suicide first aid. The ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. ASIST expands on the concepts covered in QPR and provides a more intensive training. Both ASIST and QPR are rooted in the principle that everyone can make a difference in preventing suicide. The more people in the community who have suicide intervention training, the more likely it is they will be able to identify someone at risk and intervene to keep them safe.

    Upcoming ASIST training in the UP:

    There are currently no ASIST trainings scheduled. Email, or call (906) 635-3636 to inquire about setting up an ASIST training for your staff or organization.


    If you are interested in having a QPR training at your business or organizations, please call the Chippewa County Health Department at 906-635-3636, or email

QPR, September 13th, 3:30 at SAHS
Question, Persuade, Refer