Training at SHSU to Assist with Campus Suicide Prevention

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Training at SHSU to Assist with Campus Suicide Prevention

Published on September 27, 2016 by Larry Crippen

The recent #22Pushups campaign has raised awareness about suicide prevention among the veteran population, with almost 20 million pushups estimated to date, according to

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those ages 10-14, 15-25 and 35-44, following unintentional injury for all three groups.

To help raise awareness of suicide on campus, and help students combat it among their peers, the Sam Houston State University Counseling Center will offer a QPR Training on Thursday (Sept. 29).

The “Question Persuade Refer” training, scheduled from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Student Health and Counseling Center Room 280, will help faculty, staff and students learn to recognize the warning signs of someone contemplating suicide by teaching participants which questions to ask.

Among the objectives of the QPR training include understanding suicide, overcoming emotional reactions to suicide, clues to suicide and when to apply QPR, how to ask the “S” question, how to persuade someone to get help and how to refer someone to help.

Registration is required and space is limited. The registration deadline is Wednesday (Sept. 28).

For more information, or to register, contact Debbie O’Donnell at or 936.294.1720.

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