Suicide Prevention Week September 10-15, 2012 

The Counseling Center is hosting a suicide prevention week beginning on September 10, 2012, The World Suicide Prevention Day.  This week of activities are designed to raise awareness that suicide is a major preventable cause of premature death on campus.  To culminate this week of activities, The Counseling Center Team will be joining with thousands of people nationwide to walk in AFSP's Out of the Darkness Community Walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and we would appreciate any support that you give for this worthwhile cause. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. With more than 33,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. and over one million worldwide, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent. Any contribution will help the work of AFSP, and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

Donating online is safe and easy! Please click here to join our team.  See schedule of activities below:

Suicide Prevention Week


September 10, 2012


September 12, 2012


September 15, 2012


 Depression Screening Day

Time: 11:00-2:00 pm

Location: Perry Quad

Under the Tent


 Do Your Part/QPR Training

Time: 1:00-2:50 pm

Location: Upton Hall

Room 121


Out of the Darkness

Community Walk

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Delaware Park North

Near Buffalo Zoo


QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

The Counseling Center and the Buffalo State Cares Outreach Worker are now offering QPR training.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone for help.  See QPR Training Schedule below:

QPR Training Fall 2012 Schedule




September 18, 2012

Weigel Health  Center  203

2:00-4:00 PM

October 16, 2012

Weigel Health  Center  203

2:00-4:00 PM

November 13, 2012

Weigel Health  Center  203

2:00-4:00 PM

December 4, 2012

Weigel Health  Center  203

2:00-4:00 PM

If you are interested in additional QPR training for yourself, your student organization, department or faculty group, contact Latise Hairston, Buffalo State Cares Outreach Worker at 716-878- 4847, or The Counseling Center at 716-878-4436.  To learn more about QPR,