Suicide Prevention Training
Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. Can you spot the warning signs and help make a difference? With our suicide prevention course, you will be trained to QPR — question, persuade and refer — someone who may be suicidal.
The UCF Counseling Center provides hourlong QPR training sessions for faculty, staff, students, parents and community members to learn what can be done to prevent suicide. The goal of the program is to be able to effectively recognize and refer people in distress to the proper campus and community resources.
Nationally recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations as a “Best Practices” program, QPR training features an interactive presentation incorporating the basic QPR core curriculum, informative case studies and an opportunity for questions and discussion. Helpful handouts are provided to program participants for use in both their work and personal lives. UCF’s QPR training and materials are free.
These resources are available and helpful to you if you are just interested in learning more about what you can do to help a friend or loved one. These resources could also offer help and support for yourself if you need them in more difficult times. Several of the listed resources provide interesting information, videos, personal stories, and additional links. In addition, some of the links are online assistance and telephone contacts for help.