Suicide Awareness & Prevention Trainings
A Gatekeeper is anyone who recognizes when someone is in distress and intervenes to get them connected to resources. QPR Gatekeeper Training, Campus Connect Gatekeeper Training, and Gatekeeper 2.0 offer various perspectives in how to support someone who is emotionally distressed or in crisis. After learning more about each one below, sign up for a free remote training for you or your group!
QPR (Question Persuade Refer) Gatekeeper Training
QPR offers a traditional approach to understanding the impact and prevalence of suicide as well as intervention tools. This training prepares students, faculty and staff to recognize the warnings signs, know what to say to someone who might be at risk for suicide and where to refer individuals for help.
Fall '20 Open Session QPR Gatekeeper Trainings:
- Thursday, August 27th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Friday, September 4th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 29th from 3:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Thursday, October 8th from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Campus Connect (Student Gatekeeper Training)
Campus Connect is an interactive training specifically for college students that provides participants opportunities to enhance their knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning college student suicide. This training focuses on increasing gatekeepers’ knowledge about students in a suicidal crisis, developing empathic listening and communication skills, and how to compassionately and directly ask students about their suicidal thoughts.
- Monday, September 14th from 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 26th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Gatekeeper 2.0 offers participants (students, faculty and staff) who have already completed QPR or Campus Connect a chance to refresh their skills and reflect on the challenges of talking about suicide. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss if/how they have used their previous training in a confidential environment. Additionally participants will gain confidence through additional practice and a deeper dive into information about suicide and counseling.
- Monday, October 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kognito At-Risk Training
According to the American Association of Suicidology, 86% of college students who died by suicide did not seek campus counseling prior to their death. Given this statistic it is necessary for members of the campus community to learn to recognize and support students who are in distress.
Kognito At-Risk is a 45-minute, online, interactive gatekeeper intervention training program that teaches students, faculty, and staff how to identify individuals exhibiting signs of psychological distress, including depression; approach individuals to discuss their concerns; and make referrals to Texas A&M Counseling and Psychological Services and other community resources. There are two versions you can use: At-Risk Peer Training & At-Risk for Faculty & Staff.