Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the second leading cause of death among college and university students. However, suicide is also one of the most preventable causes of death.
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 intervene effectively. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
QPR workshops can be arranged upon request for UMass Dartmouth-affiliated groups, including academic classes, athletic teams, and student organizations. Workshops can also be requested for groups of faculty, staff, and administrators.
Email or call (508.910.6965) us for more information.
Workshops are facilitated by certified QPR instructors.
Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you.
Additional resource information is available here.