Suicide Prevention Training will be held on February 16 in the Student Union, Cape Florida C and D rooms. The trainings begin at 9 a.m. and a new training will begin at the top of every hour with the last one starting at 5 p.m.

 

Did you know that in the United States, one person completes suicide every 16 minutes and that it’s the second leading cause of death?  Did you know that it is estimated that more than 5 million people in the United States have been directly affected by a suicide? Or, that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15- to 24-years-olds?

Experts believe that most suicidal individuals do not want to die. They just want to end the pain they are experiencing. Experts also know that suicidal crises tend to be brief. When suicidal behaviors are detected early, lives can be saved.

Help support suicide prevention on campus by attending a training session during the 4th annual QPR-a-thon–Suicide Prevention Training. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), guided by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide. The training session is a one-hour presentation where an attendee will learn the signs of suicide and three basic principles of how to help save a life. QPR is designed for students, faculty and staff and anyone at UCF.

Together we can reduce the number of lives shaken by a needless and tragic death. Contact Teresa Chmelir at the Counseling Center for more information: [email protected] or 407.823.2811. The Counseling Center is in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.