Buffalo State College (BSC) is pleased to announce receipt of a grant on suicide prevention from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in order to help our campus effectively respond to this need. Beginning in September of 2011, BSC will utilize grant funds to create a comprehensive campus suicide prevention program, Buffalo State Cares, by enhancing current campus and community outreach about suicide in order to create a social climate that encourages detection of suicidal ideation/ behavior, promotes referrals to mental health services, and results in increased help-seeking behavior by students. This will be a joint project between The Counseling Center and the SUNY Research Foundation/Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS). Click here for more information about CDHS.
The Counseling Center offers telephone consultation for any concerns you may have about a student’s welfare. Call us at 716-878-4436 and ask for the Counselor on Duty. Our successful SAMHSA grant has ended but we still have use of many materials developed during that grant period: Namely, there is a ten minute online training for faculty and staff, and you can always join us at our scheduled QPR training sessions (click here for more information) or call to request a training. QPR typically takes 60 -90 minutes. See the poster below. Note that since grant has ended we no longer have the “At Risk” program available and we do not have a dedicated Outreach Worker for QPR----so please just call The Counseling Center at 716-878-4436 to request QPR or other outreach. Thank you.
There will be a number of ways for faculty and staff to become involved in this project, including, but not limited to:
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