“QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help. We would like Buffalo State to be community of UPstanders as opposed to bystanders. It is a myth that asking if a vulnerable person is considering suicide gives that person the idea. Instead, it lowers anxiety, opens up communication and lowers risk of an impulsive act. The goal is not to be a counselor, but to listen and then know where to refer the struggling person for professional help. Help is always available 24 hours by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). We can create a safety net for our community by listening non-judgmentally, instilling hope, and giving a referral for help.
During the period of our Buffalo State Cares grant, we successfully trained over 1,527 students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members in QPR, most of whom gave very positive feedback. Over 4000 new students have learned about depression and suicide awareness through the Buffalo State Cares online training, and many have joined us for QPR training. Some faculty have required QPR training for their classes and even though the grant has finished, we continue to offer free training for our community because we have seen positive results.
Ask a Question, Save a Life---Be an UPstander!
If you would like to attend the QPR session, please RSVP at 878-4436.
The Counseling Center offers QPR training monthly, or upon request. Some are listed below: Please call us for more information or to request a training at another time.
See schedule below.
|Wednesday September 18, 2019||1:00-2:30 pm||Weigel 203|
|Wednesday October 16, 2019||2:00-3:30 pm||Weigel 203|
|Wednesday November 20, 2019||1:00-2:30 pm||Weigel 203|
|Wednesday December 11, 2019||2:00-3:30 pm||Weigel 203|
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