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If this is an emergency, call 911 immediately. If you or someone you know needs further assistance, please utilize the below bystander guide as well as community resources. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255.

National Crisis Textline: Text "hello" to 741-741

A&M-SA Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides a 2 to 3 hour workshop focused on suicide prevention and intervention for students, faculty and staff. Based on the topic and the desire to have more trained Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers, SC&WS does invite community entities to contact our office for more information (210) 784-1331 and/or R.S.V.P. for one of the below workshops. SC&WS does prioritize students, faculty and staff; therefore, community entities may not receive all of the training materials.


Upcoming Suicide Prevention Trainings:

Thursday, August 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Madla Building, Classroom 225. 
Students, Faculty, and Staff: R.S.V.P. here.
San Antonio community members: R.S.V.P. here.
National Suicide Prevention Month in September
Thursday, September 19 from 11am to 2pm in the Patriots' Casa, Ceremony Room
Students, Faculty, and Staff: R.S.V.P. here.
San Antonio community members: more details coming soon.

 


Please take the time to review a short 5 minute video that highlights the warning signs of suicide, how to directly ask someone if they are thinking about suicide, and how to get a loved one to the appropriate help. This initiative is a result of a new Texas State law which requires that suicide prevention and mental health information be shared with all entering college students.

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There's an APP for that!

Please checkout the below smart phone apps that may aid you in finding emergency resources as well as practicing healthy coping skills.

There's a Smart Phone App that can help!

Mental Health American of Texas Texas Veterans App Mental Health U
MY3 The Jason Foundation Suicide Safe (SAMHSA)
Virtual Hope Box

What is QPR?

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor. QPR can be learned in our Gatekeeper course in as little as two hours. Click here to learn more about the QPR Institute.

What's the purpose of QPR?

      • Learn warning signs - indirect and direct verbal and behavioral clues…

      • Learn common causes of suicidal thinking and feeling…

      • Explore research studies and statistics…

      • Understand common myths and misperceptions…

      • Learn 3 simple things you can do to avert a suicide attempt and maybe save a life…

      • Discuss and process your emotional reactions to this subject…

How long does the training take?

SC&WS maximizes 2 (two) hours to present, discuss and role play situational scenarios until participants feel comfortable with the material.