Prevention Services in collaboration with the Counseling Center and the Office of Risk Assessment offers QPR training. Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR) training is a community-based, nationally recognized, and empirically grounded suicide prevention program for students, faculty, and staff.
It focuses on getting a distressed student or friend connected with additional support or referred for professional help. NC State has joined more than 160 colleges and universities in offering QPR.
QPR is intended to teach individuals who have contact with students (e.g., faculty, staff, friends) how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.
It provides guidelines on to how to question a person about suicidal thoughts, persuade them to get help and refer the person for help.
The QPR training is both educational and experiential and includes:
QPR can also be tailored to your specific group (athletes, ROTC, Fraternity and Sorority Life, etc.).
Our goal is to offer ongoing training options for the general NC State student community as well as continue to partner with campus groups for targeted training.