Suicide Prevention training (QPR or Question, Persuade, Refer) is offered to CSU students and staff to reduce at-risk suicidal behaviors, suicide attempts, and completed suicides. Participants increase their awareness and raise the campus community’s level of comfort and empathy in assisting students who feel depressed and suicidal.
As someone who may be in the best possible position to prevent suicide, you will find that QPR is designed to help you help someone who may be considering suicide. QPR consists of three life-saving skills. How to:
Question…a person about suicide
Persuade…the person to get help and,
Refer…the person to the appropriate resource
QPR is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment. QPR is intended to offer hope through positive action. QPR is intended to teach those who are in a position to recognize the warning signs, clues and suicidal communications of people in trouble to ACT vigorously to prevent a possible tragedy.
Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned, and like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the application of QPR may save a life.
HOT LINES/AFTER-HOURS INFO
TCN Crisis Hotline 937-376-8701
CSU Counseling Services (8 AM-5 PM) 937-376-6338
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- American Association of Suicidology
- Jed Foundation
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center