Emotional CPR (eCPR) is an educational program designed to enable people to help others through an emotional crisis through:
C = Connecting
P = emPowering, and
R = Revitalizing.
eCPR is founded onprinciples shared by other support approaches: trauma-informed care, counseling after disasters, peer support to avoid continuing emotional despair, emotional intelligence, suicide prevention, and cultural attunement. It has a different emphasis from Mental Health First Aid and has been developed by people with first-hand experience of emotional crisis.