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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.


If you know someone who needs help, please visit the GET HELP page for local resources.



4th Annual Candlelight Vigil on World Suicide Prevention Day
Thank you to everyone who participated this year!


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 developed by Pace University, 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 during the Fall of 2015.  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 90-minute, suicide prevention gatekeeper training. QPR training is offered free of charge to students, staff, and faculty on campus every semester.  

The next QPR class for students is Friday, April 17, 2015 from 1 to 2:30 pm in the SHS Building on campus. 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.