Talking about suicide can feel uncomfortable and scary. While you don’t have to be a mental health professional to make a difference, it can be useful to learn more and to practice speaking up by engaging in a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training at Pacific.
QPR is the most widely used manualized gatekeeper training that is designed to teach participants to recognize the warning signs, clues, and suicidal communication of people in trouble, and to gain skills to act to prevent a possible tragedy utilizing the QPR method.
QPR training will be offered to the Pacific University community:
- Thursday, Sept. 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. in person on the Forest Grove Campus. Register here.
- Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 5:30–7:30 p.m. in person on the Hillsboro Campus. Register here.
- Tuesday, Nov. 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom. Register here.
In addition to the Student Counseling Center, a great resource available is the Student Counseling Center’s 24/7 Support and Crisis Line. Mental health professionals are available to provide confidential support and connect students with resources 24/7 by calling the SCC Support and Crisis Line at 503-352-2999.