Department of Social Work and Suicide Prevention
NC State University was one of 39 colleges and universities awarded the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Dr. Willa J. Casstevens and Dr. Jodi K. Hall were co-investigators on the 2012 – 2015 grant, which helped to develop prevention programming on NC State’s campus. As of 2015, the NC State Suicide Prevention Program became located within University Counseling Center Outreach and Wellness. The mission of the grant was 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:
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, DIAL 911. NC State students can go to the Counseling Center free of charge. Call 919-515-2423 for information. After hours call 919-515-3000 to ask for the counselor on-call.See the Counseling Center website
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) Equal Opportunity Institute (EOI). 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.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention
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.
- Students please sign up via the online registration calendar.
- If you are interested in QPR training for your unit or student group, please email our outreach coordinator for more information.
- We request that you schedule a training at least two weeks in advance. We will do our best to accommodate your specific requests and arrange for one of our QPR trained staff to provide the training for your group.
- Staff and Faculty: Please visit the Violence Prevention & Threat Management Website for training and registration information.
Community Engagement and Suicide Prevention Supports and Resources
The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) develops facts sheets for people in positions that bring them in contact with individuals who may be at risk for suicide. Each sheet is customized for a specific role and setting. Additional roles can be found online at the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) website.
- Role of Co-Workers in Preventing Suicide in the Workplace
- The Role of Managers in Preventing Suicide in the Workplace
The SPRC creates excellent resource lists for parents/guardians, teens, and survivors of suicide loss:
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Parents/Guardians/Families
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Teens
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Survivors of Suicide Loss
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Suicide Prevention
- The Jed Foundation
- Kristin Brooks Hope Center
- National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1–800–273–TALK )
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Veterans’ Crisis Line
- The Trevor Project