Question, Persuade, Refer: Using QPR Techniques to Proactively Identify Someone in Mental Health Crisis

Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 PM

Session Description

As HR leaders in the ever changing workplace, we are often tasked with engaging with the organizational workforce.It is beneficial to have training targeted for the most vulnerable employees, those in mental health crisis. In this session, attendees will learn QPR techniques in identifying someone in crisis, nurture a peer or colleague who is in mental health crisis, and respond to cues which could lead to death by suicide. Observe techniques on how to save a life when persuading a peer, colleague to seek assistance from a trained mental health professional. Learn how to implement such training in your workforce on a limited budget.


Ursula Pawlowski, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ursula Pawlowski has over twenty years of HR experience working in food and beverage, retail, education, volunteer management, non-profits and healthcare. Ursula’s passion is in mental health wellness, training and development, organizational behavior/organizational development, performance management, mentoring and strategic planning. Ursula is a certified suicide prevention instructor, (QPR Gatekeeper Instructor), earned a Master degree in human resource management and development and the SHRM-SCP credential and the SPHR credential. She is an adjunct professor at National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois.