QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a two-hour training intended to teach individuals who have contact with students how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.
The training provides guidelines on how to Question a person about suicidal thoughts, Persuade them to get help, and Refer them to campus and/or local resources. The training is both educational and experiential and includes:
- An overview of national, state, and NC State-specific statistics regarding suicide
- Myths versus facts
- Behavioral, verbal, and situational warning signs
- Concrete tools for helping someone in distress
- Role plays in small groups to practice these skills
Please register for DASA staff at https://register.dasa.ncsu.edu
More information on suicide prevention at NC State can be found here.