In 2013, 41,149 people died by suicide in the United States; 1,072 were in Virginia. Virginia ranks 34th in the nation in suicide deaths. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Yet it is preventable.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

QPR Gatekeeper training takes just 60 minutes and can help save lives. There are three simple steps that can be learned to help save a life from suicide. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives. Attendees will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.

There are qualified instructors who are available to offer this training program upon request. For more information, contact Hokie Wellness.