what to expect

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


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.


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.


Campus Resources

Community Resources

All resources are available 24/7

  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center – 336-890-2700, 931 Third St. 
  • Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital – 336-832-0212, 2400 W. Friendly Ave.
  • Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital – 336-832-9700, 700 Walter Reed Dr.
  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – 336-832-7000, 1121 N. Church St.
  • Monarch Crisis at The Bellemeade Center – 336-676-6840, 201 N. Eugene St.
  • Therapeutic Alternatives Mobile Crisis Unit – 1-877-626-1772

National Resources

If you or someone you know are in distress, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255

ReGISTER FOR a training

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  • Reported that anxiety had affected their academic performance (24.2% in 2014 vs. 27.7% in 2018)
  • Overall level of stress experienced over the past 12 months as “above average” or “tremendous” (55.5% in 2014 vs. 59.9% in 2018)
  • Reported that stress had affected their academic performance (30.7% in 2014 vs. 36.2% in 2018)
  • Felt so depressed it was difficult to function (35.9% in 2014 vs. 50.7% in 2018)
  • Felt overwhelming anxiety (60.7% in 2014 vs. 67.5% in 2018)
  • Reported that depression had affected their academic performance (15% in 2014 vs. 20% in 2018)

*American College Health Association. (2018). American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment-UNCG Administration . Silver Spring, MD: American College Health Association.


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