Last updated on November 23rd, 2021 at 09:16 am

Over the last decade, farmers and farm families have experienced increasing pressures resulting in high levels of stress, mental health, and suicide. QPR training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises using the approach of Question, Persuade, and Refer. In this 1.5 hour QPR training we will provide:

  • Information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide.
  • Examples implementing each QPR component with someone at risk for suicide.
  • Information on how to help someone at risk of suicide.

QPR Instructors

Learn from our Certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructors:

Olivia Bury

QPR Coordinator

Dr. Tara Haskins

Linda Emanuel

Carey Portell

Amanda Stone

QPR training is great professional development for your organization’s employees, conferences meetings, community groups, and more. Trainings can occur virtually or face-to-face. Contact us today to set up a training!


  • Increase your confidence when talking to someone in crisis.

  • Become familiar with national and local resources.

  • Recognize suicide warning signs.

  • Decrease stigma in your community.

  • Instill hope in others.

  • Receive a certificate as a QPR Gatekeeper.

This was a great session. Some information I have previously heard about and some was new. Thank you for helping me to be able to help farmers in my community.

Cynthia G.

The presenters were very knowledgeable and gave good examples of questions that could be used. It was nice there was a “break room” to use, if needed. This is such an important, but sensitive topic. Thank you!

Lorraine S.