Sponsored by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration’s
Office of Suicide Prevention

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from 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 to help.

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • Recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • Know how to offer hope
  • Know how to get help and save a life

Anne Hamel
Community Trainer – Mental Health Association of Maryland

Anne Hamel is the Community Trainer at the Mental Health Association of Maryland. Prior to joining the Mental Health Association, Anne had a 24-year career as an attorney in private practice. She has also worked in the faith community and as a workforce specialist at a homeless shelter. Anne holds an undergraduate degree in politics and a Juris Doctorate.

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