Through lecture and discussion, you will be able to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include:
How Suicide is a Public Health Crisis
Recognizing Risk Factors & Warning Signs
Understanding the Myths & Facts
Learning about the Direct and Indirect Clues
Question-Learn How To Ask About Suicide (and How Not To Ask About Suicide)
Persuade-learn How to Persuade a Person to Stay Alive
Refer- Learn How to Refer and Navigate with a person to seek help
WHY SHOULD I COMPLETE QPR?
Each year, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among 18-24 year olds. While there may be no single cause for suicide, there are risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an attempt such as untreated depression and anxiety.
UNCG specific statistics show an alarming increase in depression, anxiety, and stress. A 2020 report is not yet available but an increase can be suspected. (See right)
QPR will equip individuals to identify warning signs, how to intervene, and where to refer someone who is in crisis.
WHO CAN COMPLETE QPR TRAINING?
Designed for anyone, the fundamentals of QPR are easily learned and completed by Students, Faculty, and Staff.
The QPR training approached a sensitive topic with an organic touch that allowed me to become even more comfortable applying what I learned. I recommend that people from all walks of life take this training as we are all on this journey of life together. – Sidney, staff
I thought it was very well done, and it’s made for all walks of life. Learning the myths was important to me. For example, there is a myth that talking about suicide may push someone closer to suicide. The opposite is true, it’s good to talk about it. – Steve, faculty
QPR was super informative and easy to learn from. I was unsure on how suicide ideation looks like for different people before taking it, but now I can confidently identify the warning signs of someone who is experiencing suicide ideation. I even learned new resources and hotlines to use whenever I meet someone who appears like they might need help. Overall, I think it is was very comprehensive and raises important things to consider when helping someone who is experiencing suicide ideation. – Jackie, student
Available through a behavioral health grant from the UNC-System for the 2020-2021 school year.