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.

Check the OIED Workshop Calendar and register here using the online registration form.

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