QPR Gatekeeper Training is offered free through Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency

Question, Persuade and Refer: three steps that can help save a life.


A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating 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 such as a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor to help.

QPR Gatekeeper trainings are offered in 60 minute, 90 minute, and two-hour sessions.

There is no cost for training and all materials are provided.



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If you have questions or if you would like to schedule a training for your business or group, please call 530-229-8426 or email Lindsay Heuer at  

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Lotus Educational Services, Inc. 

Lotus offers Community Education courses in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Intervention, including: 

  • safeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone): safeTALK is a half-day training in suicide alertness. It helps participants recognize a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST): ASIST is  a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. ASIST teaches participants to recognize when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop—ASIST can be learned and used by anyone. 
  • Mental Health First Aid:  Learn Active steps to help someone with mental health concerns or in a mental health crisis.  Participants learn about depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis and substance abuse. Two distinct courses available: Adults and Youth

For more information on trainings offered by Lotus Educational Services, Inc. contact via email or call 530-440-6033.

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