Suicide prevention training offered April 21

Do you know people in your personal life or interact with students or colleagues who might be facing a mental health emergency?

The Work Life Balance Committee at Mississippi State is partnering with Staff Council and the Mississippi Coalition of Partners in Prevention for a QPR suicide prevention workshop for faculty and staff on April 21. There will be two sessions available: one from 10 a.m. to noon, and the second from 3-5 p.m. Each session will be held at Longest Student Health Center in Room 350.

This training will help you to get a person at risk the help they need. You may not know that person today, but what you learn now may help to save a life in the future.

QPR stands for question, persuade and refer -- three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. As a QPR trained Gatekeeper, you will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help and save a life. There are no expectations of prior training for the participants.

Registration is required for this free session. Visit to register.

Please contact JuLeigh Baker at 662-325-2141 for additional information or visit the Staff Council website at

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