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ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program

The purpose of the ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Grant Program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention on the ECU campus. This program will increase collaboration of campus partners in the area of suicide prevention, increase suicide prevention and intervention trainings on campus and with local partners, increase the number of materials provided on campus related to suicide prevention, decrease stigma around mental health and help seeking, and increase promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The program will also serve as a connection resource to better link students and families with mental health or behavioral health issues to appropriate services.

ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Training & Activities

A major effort of this program is the provision of QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training. QPR teaches individuals three simple steps (question, persuade, refer) that can help save a life from suicide. The following training dates are currently scheduled:

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 2:00p.m. in Horace Mann Room 224 
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in Horace Mann Room 224 
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 9:30a.m. in Horace Mann Room 224 
  • Monday April 29, 2019 at 1:00p.m. in Horace Mann Room 2224 

Please use the registration link to sign up for a training. Anyone is welcome to attend and this training is appropriate for any adult. Training will last approximately 1.5 hours and each attendee will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Other Important Campus Contacts: 

Helpful Links & Information:

Available Online Training: 

Available Student Training:

  • Student Support Network

Developed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute Counseling Center, the Student Support Network (SSN) program trains selected students to identify, support, and refer peers who may be struggling with significant mental and behavioral health concerns. Core training components include:

  1. Knowledge of mental/behavioral health issues and campus/community resources
  2. Intervention skills, including empathic responding and working with resistance
  3. Connecting identified students with a wide range of student helpers
  4. Promoting attitudes which de-stigmatize mental health help-seeking

Students are actively recruited to participate in the SSN program based on their high level of involvement/leadership on campus and their desire to help others. Participating students learn how to recognize signs of mental health distress in key areas (e.g. depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse). Students also learn and practice important supportive skills (empathic responding). Additionally, students learn how, when, and where to make referrals to local campus and community resources.

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ECU Students & Staff complete SSN Program on November 7, 2018.
 

 

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Contact ECU Campus Suicide Prevention Program Staff:

Victoria Yates, Grant Coordinator
Office: (580) 559-5803
Email: vicgyat@ecok.edu

 

Holli Witherington, Grant Director
Office: (580) 559-5815
Email: holrwit@ecok.edu