The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) will ensure a sustained, nationwide public health effort, as it implements the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, to accomplish the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide.
The Half of Us campaign was launched in 2006 by The Jed Foundation and mtvU, MTV’s 24 hour college television network, to improve emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. Emotional Health 101 gives an overview of the struggles students commonly face and encourages viewers to seek on-campus support if they need it.
Mental Health America of Texas announces the availability of five short videos featuring youth and young adults from central Texas sharing their stories of hope and help. These videos feature the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number and follow their guidelines for suicide prevention.
These true stories are from high school or college age youth who have either reached out for help themselves when they were severely depressed and having suicidal thoughts, or from teens who have reached out to help a friend who was thinking of suicide.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students, thankfully it is also the most preventable cause of death. Almost all suicidal people want others to reach out and help them, yet they will rarely ask for help directly. Instead, they send out clues and signals about their distress to the people they know or to the people who are close to them. QPR will teach you how to recognize those signals and clues, ask the right questions, persuade someone thinking about suicide to get help, and make a referral to a mental health professional. QPR training can be useful to you at work and in your personal life.
QPR training is provided by Counseling Center Staff and is available to university departments and all student organizations and groups. Call the Counseling Center, 245-2208, for details and scheduling.
For more information on QPR outside of Texas State University visit:
Check out this app for the I- phone that is an electronic version of the booklet “The Tender Leaves of Hope,Helping Someone Survive a Suicide Crisis" developed by the QPR Institute.
The Trevor Helpline (Crisis and Suicide Prevention Helpline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth)