If you notice that a friend has been acting suicidal, the best thing you can do for them is get help. Free help is always available at the NCSU Counseling Center - (919) 515-2423
By noticing the signs of suicide and being proactive when you recognize them, you can help to save a friend's life.
QPR Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer
ASK A QUESTION, SAVE A LIFE
QPR is an approach to confronting someone about their possible thoughts of suicide. It is not intended to be a form of counseling or treatment, instead a means to offer hope through positive action. There are three simple steps to follow:
Question the person about suicide. Ask if they've had any thoughts about it, feelings, or even plans? Do not be afraid to ask!
Persuade the person to get help. Remember to listen carefully and then say, "Let me help" or "Come with me to find help!"
Refer for help. Free help is always available at the NCSU Counseling Center, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255).
TO SAVE A LIFE...
WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE
** The more clues and signs observed, the greater the risk **
Since almost all efforts to persuade someone to live instead of attempt suicide will be met with agreement or relief, don't hesitate to get involved or to take the lead.