Suicide Prevention Classes

Question, Persuade, and Refer

Three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life.

Many of us have been affected by suicide, and it remains one of the leading causes of death for adults in the United States. Life & Work Connections has partnered with Campus Health Service to provide free Question, Persuade, and Refer suicide prevention classes to the University of Arizona community. 

QPR Gatekeeper Training

In this training, participants learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope, get help, and save a life.

How do I sign up?

Life & Work Connections and Campus Health offer periodic QPR Gatekeeper Training sessions that are open to any interested staff members, faculty, and students.

Check Calendar for Upcoming Trainings

Get your team trained!

Trainings can be brought to your department or classroom and customized between 90 minutes and 120 minutes in length.

If you have questions or would like to set up a session, contact Chad Myler at or 520-626-4760 or Christi Castillo at or 520-621-4251.

In a crisis situation

If you are in crisis, or someone you know is in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting "HOME" to 741741.

If you need immediate help, call 911.

If you are thinking about suicide or are concerned about someone else,
contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call
1-800-273-8255 or Begin Chat.

State of Arizona crisis lines

Pima County

Cenpatico NurseWise Crisis Line

520-622-6000 or 1-866-495-6735

Maricopa County

Crisis Response Network


Northern Arizona

Crisis Response Network


For the helper after a crisis

If you are an employee who has provided support to someone with suicidal thoughts, it is important that you take steps to care for yourself as well. Please call ComPsych, the University's employee assistance counseling provider, at 877-327-2362, for assistance with your next steps.

Learn more about suicide prevention