Suicide Prevention & Education

The Counseling and Wellness Center’s Suicide Prevention & Education program is a campus-wide program focused on the prevention of suicide through training, resources, and outreach.


  • If there is an immediate threat to self or others, you are strongly encouraged to contact 911.
  • If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, visit our Suicide Prevention Resources for a list of hotlines and information about support.
  • For all urgent mental health needs, visit our Crisis Support page or call us at 352-392-1575.
  • Suicide Prevention Training (QPR)

    Question, Persuade & Refer

    QPR (for Question, Persuade and Refer) is 1.5 hour interactive training for suicide prevention. The course covers myths regarding suicide, warning signs, and how to inquire about suicides. The course also includes an opportunity for questions and discussion. This training is available to faculty, staff, students, and organizations across the University of Florida campus.

    Group QPR Trainings

    We also offer QPR trainings for campus departments and offices and can accommodate group trainings of up to 35 people. If you are interested in holding a training for your area follow the button below and complete your request at least three weeks prior to your requested date.

    Request a QPR Group Training

    If you have any questions about the QPR Training, please call the Counseling and Wellness Center at 352-392-1575 and ask to speak with Dr. Jen Stuart

    Other Resources & Trainings

    Struggling w/ Suicide – CWC Talks

    Struggling with suicide – CWC Talks Podcast

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    Our Suicide Prevention Resources page contains a list of support hotlines, suicide myths and facts, and information on how to support someone who is considering suicide.

    Visit our Suicide Prevention Resources

    Kognito Online Training

    Kognito, another training we offer, can help you notice when students show signs of distress, learn how to talk about these signs, practice sharing your concerns, and learn how to motivate them to seek help.

    Try our Kognito Online Training