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QPR Workshops
You can make a difference in suicide prevention.
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Suicide is a Growing Problem Among College Students

Depression and suicide have become serious problems among college students. Stress, cultural and social anxiety, and family struggles often leave students feeling overwhelmed and with a sense of hopelessness. With proper help, these students can overcome the risk of suicide and avoid possible tragedy.

Save Lives with QPR

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. The purpose of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors with practical, proven suicide prevention training. It involves three simple steps to help save someone from suicide.

QPR Training
Learn how to effectively use the Question, Persuade, and Refer technique.
Observe Warning Signs
Spot vital warning signs and clues that a student is contemplating suicide.
Get Help
Discover important resources to get suicidal students the help they need.
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Sign Up for a QPR Workshop

QPR Workshops are open to all students, faculty, BYU-Idaho employees, and campus-based ecclesiastical leaders. Workshops are taught by campus employees who have been trained and certified through the QPR Institute, a national organization that developed the QPR method.

Sign Up for a Workshop

Ecclesiastical leaders, departments, and student groups can request a QPR workshop by contacting the Dean of Students office at or (208) 496-9201.

Emergency Contact Information

Get immediate help for suicide prevention and emotional support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call or Text 988
BYU-Idaho Counseling Center
If you need prompt, local emotional support, call the BYU-Idaho Counseling Center.