Ask a question, save a life.

The Family Assistance Foundation is excited to partner with the QPR Institute, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention through educating people on how they can help a friend, family member, and/or colleague who may be considering ending his or her life. 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. This remarkably effective approach to suicide prevention was developed by Dr. Paul Quinnett, a clinical psychologist who is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA, USA.


Dr. Quinnett has created a program that allows everyone to learn how to recognize warning signs of suicide - and, most importantly, what to do about it. QPR works for all ages; for example, school Hope Squads are making a difference by helping prevent youth suicide.

The Foundation has joined with Dr. Quinnett and the QPR Institute to help make this educational approach more widely available in that it is consistent with our models of empowering all who wish to support others.

If you would like more on QPR, we have two articles below you can read.


QPR as an Universal Intervention                   The Role of Clinician Fear in Interviewing Suicidal Patients​






Foundation Members may contact Cheri Johnson at cheri.johnson@aviem.com to receive a discount code for QPR courses.