Training and Awareness
If you would like to learn more about the CARE Team or have a CARE Team member present for your division or unit at Westchester Community College, please e-mail CARETeam@sunywcc.edu.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
This training takes less than an hour, and could ultimately save a life. QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) is an evidence-based emergency mental health intervention for people at risk of suicide. The goal of QPR is to recognize a suicide crisis, interrupt it, and direct the person to appropriate care. Like CPR, QPR works to increase an at-risk individual’s chance of survival. People trained in QPR are taught to recognize the warning signs of suicide, which include depression, expressions of hopelessness, and talk of suicide. They are then taught how to respond.
Part of #ReachOut SUNY– SUNY is encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to take this free QPR crisis intervention training before the end of the semester.