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 Hotline: (800) 273-8255
QPR: Suicide Prevention Training
Tuesday May 1 12 p.m. Patriots' Casa: Room 103 QPR - Suicide Prevention Training: A two hour workshop focused on warning signs of suicide, how to ask someone directly about suicide, and how to find the appropriate help.

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.

Who should be trained in QPR?

In 2002 the American Heart Association estimated that over the past 35 years some 250 thousand CPR instructors have trained several millions of US citizens in CPR. As a result, lives are saved that might otherwise have been lost.

At the end of 2009, an estimated one million American citizens have been trained in QPR by Certified QPR Instructors. Because of the nature of suicidal warning signs, and who is most likely to recognize and respond to them, we at the QPR Institute strongly concur with the goal of one in four persons trained a basic gatekeeper role for suicide prevention in the United States and in other countries. Because suicides happen in families – where emergency interventions are more likely to take place - we believe that AT LEAST ONE PERSON PER FAMILY UNIT should be trained in QPR.

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?

The Office of Student Counseling Services maximizes 2 (two) hours to present, discuss and role play situational scenarios until participants feel comfortable with the material.

How do I sign-up?

There is no registration or sign-up needed.

Warning signs of suicide include:

talking about... behaviors such as... moods such as...
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being a burden to others

feeling trapped

unbearable pain

having no reason to live

killing themselves



changes in sleep

Changes in alcohol/drug use

researching ways to attempt suicide



loss of interest



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