Youth Suicide Prevention

What is Lifelines?

Lifelines is a comprehensive youth suicide prevention program that targets the entire school community. It has four sequential components for administration, school faculty/staff, parents, and students.  


What are the goals of Lifelines?

  • To increase the likelihood that members of the school community can more easily identify potentially suicidal youth, know how to initially respond to them and how to rapidly get help for them.

  • To increase the likelihood that troubled adolescents are aware of and have immediate access to helping resources and seek such help as an alternative to suicidal actions. 



 Ask a Question. Save a Life.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer- the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. QPR is not a form of counseling or treatment. Rather it is intended to offer hope through positive action. By learning QPR you will come to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of someone in trouble and gain skills to act vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.

The QPR method was developed specifically to detect and respond to anyone emitting suicide warning signs. However, independent researchers and federal agencies who funded the original assessments of QPR have suggested that the QPR intervention could be useful in far broader application. Indeed, QPR is widely applied as a universal intervention for anyone experiencing emotional distress. QPR meets the requirements of HEA 1430- Suicide Awareness and Prevention. 

Goals of QPR Gatekeeper Training…

·         Recognize the Risk Factors, Warning Signs and Protective Factors of suicide

·         Know how to offer hope

·         Know how to get help and save a life


Contact Jodi Redick-Battle, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to learn more about Lifelines or QPR.  She can be reached by email at or by phone at 317-759-8008.