QPR-A-Thon - Suicide Prevention Training

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Student Union rm 316AB

Kadison and DiGeronimo state in their book, College of the Overwhelmed that colleges and universities are seeing an increase in the number of enrolled students struggling with serious mental health issues. When it comes to recognizing a student in some form of distress, it is no surprise that university faculty and staff are often on the front line; observers to a student's unusual or concerning behaviors in the classroom. When this occurs, there is no doubt about the need to get involved, but more often the doubt is about HOW do I get involved. The answer: QPR gatekeeper training. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide. The training session is a one hour presentation where you will learn the signs of suicide and three basic principles of how to help save a life. QPR is designed for students, faculty and staff and anyone at UCF. On Wednesday, September 14 the QPR trainers will be offering suicide prevention training during our bi-annual QPR a Thon - Suicide Prevention Training! **The trainings begin at 9:00am with a new training beginning on the top of each hour. The last training offered will be at 2:00pm. The event will be held in the Student Union, 316AB. This event is hosted by CAPS. Please contact Teresa Michaelson-Chmelir at CAPS if you have questions. teresa.michaelson@ucf.edu or 407-823-2811.