This is part of how the Mequon Campus provides support to students for their wellness and mental health, including our expanded JED Campus efforts. For this session, Concordia has partnered with the QPR Institute to teach the faculty of Concordia University Wisconsin—i.e. the lay and professional "gatekeepers" of students' mental and emotional well-being—about the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.

Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g. parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, police officers). The process follows three steps:

  1. Question the individual's desire or intent regarding suicide
  2. Persuade the person to seek and accept help, and
  3. Refer the person to appropriate resources.

Attendees will learn how to recognize someone at risk for suicide, intervene with those at risk, and refer them to the appropriate resource.


Register here to obtain the Zoom link and be able to add the event to your calendar:

Please ALSO register with the QPR Institute here:

When prompted, enter the instructor code: QPR268404108. Registering with the QPR Institute will allow participants access to valuable resources following the training.

The day before the event, we will send a reminder. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Gallanis (