QPR Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer

QPR is an approach to confronting someone about their possible thoughts of suicide. It is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment, instead a means to offer hope through positive action.

There are three simple steps to follow:

Question the person about suicide. Ask if they've had any thoughts about it, feelings, or even plans? Do not be afraid to ask!

Persuade the person to get help. Remember to listen carefully and then say, "Let me help" or "Come with me to find help!"

Refer for help. If it is a child or adolescent, contact any adult, parents, minister, teacher, coach, or a counselor (1-800- 866-HOPE)

Mental Health Resources

Catherine C. Olson Counseling
PO Box 253
815 Davis St. Hammond, WI 54015
651- 269-0924

Family Therapy Associates, LLC
150 W. 1st St. #270
New Richmond, WI 54017
715- 246- 4840

Western Wisconsin Health
1100 Bergslien St.
Baldwin, WI 54002
715- 684- 1111

The St. Croix Central School District does not endorse any of the listed resources. Choice of agency is entirely the responsibility of the parent. Always check with your insurance for providers.