NeedEmergencyAssistance
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.
  
A&M-SA Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides a 2 hour workshop focused on suicide prevention and intervention for students, faculty and staff. Based on the topic and desire to have more trained Suicide Prevention Gatekeepers, SC&WS does invite community entities to contact our office for more information (210-784-1331). Community members are encouraged to sign-up via phone based on space and availability of the training. SC&WS does prioritize students, faculty and staff; therefore, community entities may not receive all of the training materials.
 

National Suicide Prevention Week: September 10-14

Campus Connect: Suicide Prevention Training
Thursday, September 13 11am - 1pm Patriots' Casa - Ceremony Room Campus Connect - Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training presented by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center: A two hour workshop focused on warning signs of suicide, how to ask someone directly about suicide, and how to find the appropriate resources. Registration details coming soon.



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?

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?

Please log-in and sign-up via JagSync: click here.


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

withdrawal

isolation

changes in sleep

Changes in alcohol/drug use

researching ways to attempt suicide

hopelessness

depression

loss of interest

rage

irritability

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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