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QPR LogoSuicide 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 Suicide Prevention Training Sessions - Fall 2019

**Pre-registration required. Visit the UMass Dartmouth Event Calendar to register. Go to the date you want to register for, find the QPR Suicide Prevention training scheduled for that day, click on the event, and then click the "Register" button.

Workshops with fewer than 6 registrants will be cancelled; registrants will be notified by email in advance should this occur.**

Mon. September 23
1-2:30 PM
Campus Center Conference Room (adjacent to SAIL Office)

Tues. October 15
5-6:30 PM
Oak Glen Residence Hall, 1st floor Multipurpose Room

Wed. November 13
3:30-5 PM
Campus Center Conference Room (adjacent to SAIL Office)

QPR workshops can be arranged upon request for UMass Dartmouth-affiliated groups. Workshops are 90 minutes in length and facilitated by certified QPR instructors. Email or call (508.910.6965) us for more information.

Are you feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Web ButtonCrisis Text Line

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.

Text "Hello" t‌o 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line, a free, 24-hour text line for people in crisis.

Additional resource information is available here.








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