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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.


Free, online training now available to students!

We are excited to offer an innovative, interactive training to all of our students, a training which students around the country have found to be helpful.  The training, At-Risk for University and College Students, simulates peer-to-peer interactions using an interactive student avatar.  During the thirty-minute online simulation, you will learn how to recognize when a friend, roommate, or another student is showing signs of distress.  Please visit the At-Risk Training webpage for more information:


A Multicultural Perspective on Suicide Prevention - Register now!

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 Mulicultural Competence Kit, a best practice in the area of diversity issues inherent in suicide prevention and mental health.  

The next workshop will be in the Fall of 2014.  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.  Check the online registration calendar to see if there is a session coming up.  Contact the project coordinator to schedule a group QPR training.

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


Check out these video clips posted by the Mayo Clinic:

Reach Out - Preventing Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide Prevention