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NC State University Suicide Prevention Program

NC State University is one of 39 colleges & universities awarded 2012 Garrett Lee Smith funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Dr. W. J. Casstevens & Dr. J. K. Hall are co-investigators on this three-year grant. 

The mission of the program is to create a university culture and climate that encourages outreach and help-seeking, and a long-term reduction in completed suicides and suicide attempts.


4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day
Thank to everyone who participated in the 2014 vigil!

Available Training on Campus

A Multicultural Perspective on Suicide Prevention

Sign up for our two-hour workshop offered through the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) and the Equal Opportunity Institute.  The training is an adaptation of the Suicide Prevention Multicultural Competence Kit, a best practice in the area of diversity issues inherent in suicide prevention and mental health.  This class is open to everyone.

The next workshop will be November 25, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Check the OIED workshop calendar and register here using the online registration form.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training

Ask a Question, Save a Life!  Sign up for this free, 90-minute suicide prevention gatekeeper training.

Students:  We teach QPR on campus every semester.  The next QPR class is September 17 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Student Health Center.  Please sign up via the online registration calendar.  

If you would like to set up a QPR session for a class or group, please visit for more information.  

Staff and Faculty: Please visit the Violence Prevention and Threat Management website for training and registration information.