Become a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper


Every month, dozens of veterans, service members and military families reach out to fellow military families and to VTVT seeking assistance to talk to another Veteran, service member or civilian who understands what they are going through.

By signing up, we ask that you be willing to take calls, emails and visit with individuals in your area who may be struggling. We also ask that you let us know when you have successfully helped someone (without providing us any details) who is struggling so we can share how the program has helped veterans and military families.

Training Overview:

We have partnered with the QPR Institute to offer online training to you as a Peer Mentor. QPR’s Gatekeeper course is taught in a clear, concise format using the latest in educational technology and practices. The course takes approximately one hour to complete.


  • How to Question, Persuade and Refer someone who may be suicidal
  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide
  • The common causes of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide How to get help for someone in crisis
  • VTVT first to develop Veteran Specific QPR by certified VTVT instructors

Registration Options – 

Option 1.  Veteran Specific QPR training live. 60 or *90 minutes 

FREE course is taught by QPR instructors and veteran gatekeepers.  Course includes Tennessee resources, free QPR booklet and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Tennessee Suicide Prevention (TSPN) material and VTVT presentation handout and role playing.  This course is taught at Cornerstone of Recovery, 4726 Airport Hwy, Louisville, TN 37777 on the last Thursday of every month from 1000 to 1130.  Open to the public if you complete the form below.

Option 2.  FREE VTVT Veteran Specific QPR live presented at your location.  Minimum ten (10) attendees (veteran and/or civilians) 60 & *90 minutes

Same as option 2 but may require handout printing. *90 minutes course preferred.

Option 3. Online QPR Institute QPR training.  Approximately 90 minutes

QPR also has a Veteran specific QPR online course.  This 6+ hour training program is designed by veterans for veterans, and for those who know, love, and counsel them. Its single purpose is to prevent suicide among veterans, soldiers in our National Guard or military reserves, and active military warriors. Learn what you can do to prevent a veteran suicide.  If unable to attend our free courses, the training is available online with the QPR Institute with a veterans discount.

VTVT strongly recommends option 1 or 2.  Please call us at 865-336-2624 or leave us a message if your want to learn more or to attend or schedule a course.

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