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Question. Persuade. Refer.

Most people have heard of CPR, an emergency medical intervention that helps save thousands of lives each year. But did you know that there's also an emergency medical intervention for suicidal people?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR teaches common suicidal behaviors and how to intervene and assist someone in crisis.

The more we can get people trained in QPR, the more lives we can save. Sign up today to get certified.


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 to help.

A Few Details

It's easy to get certified in Question. Persuade. Refer. 


You can complete Question. Persuade. Refer. in under 2 hours.


We offer Question. Persuade. Refer. in-person and virtually through Zoom.



Each of our training courses is 100% free. Told you it was easy.

Why you should get Certified

Getting certified in Question. Persuade. Refer. is about more than walking away with a certificate. It demonstrates your commitment to saving lives.


In 2021, we lost 

loved ones to suicide

Northeast Florida Deaths by Suicide in 2021


Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United states.


of adults surveyed in the U.S. think suicide can be prevented.

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got more questions about Question. Persuade. Refer. and we've got answers. Learn more about the training course below.

  • What will I learn in It's Time to Talk about it!?
    Learn how to identify risk: You will learn the warning signs and risk factors of suicide and be able to differentiate between warning signs and risk factors. Learn to talk about suicide: You will learn strategies to approach and communicate with young people about suicide. You will also learn to ask the suicide question. Learn how to support a young person in need: You will learn how to build a safety net for at-risk youth, ways to promote strengths and resiliency or protective factors, and learn about resources that can help. Build the confidence to do 1-3: Research supports that those who take the ITTAI training feel more prepared to deal with such a tough topic and are more likely to begin a conversation about suicide.
  • What delivery options do you provide?
    Talkable Communities provides It's Time to Talk about it! in the in-person and virtual delivery modalities.
  • How long does It's Time to Talk about it! take to complete?
    Both the in-person and virtual delivery options take just under 2 hours to complete.
  • Where do you host It's Time to Talk about it! courses?
    We provide in-person It's Time to Talk about it! in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, and St. Johns counties. Our virtual courses can be attended by anyone in the world.
  • Who should take It's Time to Talk about it!?
    It's time to Talk about it! is specifically designed for parents, family members, and care givers but open to anyone that loves or cares for a young person. Parents Family Members Care Givers Teachers & School Staff Camp Counselors Pastors Youth Group Leaders Health and Human Services Workers Peers Neighbors Other Caring Citizens
  • How do I request a private It's Time to Talk about it! training?
    You may request a private training using the 'Private Training Request' form below. Talkable Communities is able to accommodate private in-person trainings in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, Nassau, St. Johns and some of the surrounding counties. We are able to accommodate private virtual trainings for anyone in the world. Private trainings can accommodate up to 50 learners and we require at least 15 to fulfill a private training request. Private trainings are subject to trainer availability. We do our best to accommodate all requests. For in-person private training courses, the hosting individual/organization will be required to provide a training room to accommodate all learners and with access to technology (Large TV w/HDMI cord or Projector with speakers).

Request a Private Training

Please use the form below to request a private QPR training. For more information on private training requests, please consult the FAQs above.

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