Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training
QPR training is a community-based, nationally recognized, and empirically grounded suicide prevention program for students, faculty, and staff. It focuses on getting a distressed student or friend connected with additional support or referred for professional help.
- Undergraduate Student QPR: September 9, September 22 | Register here
- Graduate Student QPR: September 13 | Register here
- Faculty/Staff QPR: September 14 | Register here
- QPR+ | For those who have already completed QPR and are looking to dive deeper.
Annual Candlelight Vigil
In observance of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Vigil increases awareness and fosters community surrounding suicide prevention.
- September 10 | 6:30 pm | Stafford Commons
In addition to our regular events for Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we invite you to join us to rethink what suicide prevention is and can be. Below encouraging help-seeking, we identified six additional systemic suicide prevention efforts.
We believe food security is an integral part of suicide prevention as well as stigma reduction around food insecurity. We are grateful for campus partners like Feed the Pack food pantry that combat food insecurity within the campus community. Additionally, we are fortunate to have a local pay-what-you-can cafe in Raleigh, A Place at the Table.
Job and financial security and related skills are integral parts of suicide prevention. The Career Development Center prepares and empowers students to identify and pursue their career goals and their Wolfpack Styled Professional Clothing Closet provides students with professional clothing to help students succeed. Wellness and Recreation offers a variety of workshops to build financial literacy skills.
We are living in an affordable housing crisis. Not knowing where you are going to live can be scary and anxiety-inducing. Sometimes, it can even be a concern of where you will live between semesters. In addition to assistance from University Housing, Pack Essentials is a resource students can use for financial assistance with housing.
Not only should affordable healthcare be a priority but it should be quality and affirming as well. Affirming healthcare can look like resources for people living with a disability, HAES-informed practices, and LGTBQ+ affirming. Campus resources like Disability Resource Office and Student Health Services strive to make those tenets accessible.
In systems (like institutions), it is critical for students (and the campus community at large) to feel like they have a voice. It is just as imperative to know and feel like your voice is heard. NC State has a variety of opportunities to have a voice and have it heard including Student Ombuds and Student Government.
Having community and access to community is part of suicide prevention in the way that you are not just tolerated but all of you and your identities are accepted and celebrated. There are many ways to build community and find your Wolfpack at NC State including clubs and student organizations through Student Leadership and Engagement, Campus Community Centers, Prevention Services Drop-In Spaces, Counseling Center Groups, and many more.