Question. Persuade. Refer.

Help Save Lives.

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. According to recently published data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide rates are on the increase, and more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.

So, what is The Pete Foundation doing about it?


The Pete Foundation is leading an effort to spread the knowledge and tools necessary to help save lives in a crisis situation through implementation of an evidence-based, data-driven technique, Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). Similar to CPR, QPR is a 90-minute training course designed to support an emergency response to someone in crisis, and it can save lives.

We recognize that many people are uncomfortable discussing suicide, even when family or friends may be in danger. However, the technique of QPR can improve a person’s comfort and confidence in broaching this difficult subject. QPR is an intervention that can improve the “Chain of Survival,” similar to CPR’s impact on increasing public’s confidence to provide life-saving interventions. QPR focuses on three things: how to recognize warning signs of suicide, how to offer hope, and how to refer to resources to help to save a life.


Interested in getting trained?

If you’re an individual and you would like to attend a workshop in Louisville, sign up for our quarterly e-newsletter to receive announcements and sign-up opportunities.

If you would like to request a workshop for your Louisville business or organization, fill out our QPR request form and our certified trainer will contact you shortly.

Not in Louisville? No problem! QPR has certified trainers all around the county. Visit to request an individual or organization training.


Do you want to help The Pete Foundation provide free or low-cost workshops to under served populations or groups in need?