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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 that needs help, please visit the GET HELP page for local resources.  

Upcoming Event in Downtown Raleigh!  Please join us.


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, 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.

We teach QPR to students on campus every semester.  The next QPR classes are:

Tuesday, October 21 from 4 to 5:30 pm 
Wednesday, November 12 from 4 to 5:30 pm

You only need to attend one session.  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.