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

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


Spring 2020 Training

Start a Conversation: Asking About Mental Health Saves Lives

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

Date: March 5, 2020
Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Patriots' Casa, Ceremony Room
R.S.V.P. in JagSync: https://jagsync.tamusa.edu/event/5449944

Suicide Prevention Training: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) 

The Office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services (SC&WS) provides a robust 90-minute workshop focused on suicide prevention and intervention for students, faculty, and staff. This workshop teaches individuals 3 simple steps (Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR)) that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Individuals attending this training will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis as well as how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Click here to learn more about the QPR Institute.

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 our workshops. SC&WS does prioritize students, faculty and staff; therefore, community entities may not receive all of the training materials.

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. Discuss common myths and misperceptionss. Learn 3 simple things you can do to avert a suicide attempt and maybe save a life. 

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.


Be an Active Bystander

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.


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