Dr. Valerie McGaha, associate professor of applied health and educational psychology, will train individuals in suicide prevention from noon-1 p.m. on Sept. 28 in North Hall 150.
'Question, Persuade and Refer' (QPR) are three simple steps anyone can learn to save a life from suicide. Gatekeepers are friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, supervisors and others trained to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver save thousands of lives each year, individuals trained in QPR learn to recognize suicide warning signs and to save lives through intervention.
The training is free and open to students, faculty and staff. The event coincides with National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September and is sponsored by the OSU-Tulsa Library. For more information, call 918-594-8130.