Suicide Prevention Trainings

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 18-24 year olds. Most individuals who attempt suicide communicate signs of their intentions in the week prior to their attempt. On college campuses, many of these students are not seeking services at the University Counseling center. Instead, these warning signs of a suicidal person are often observed by peers, faculty, staff, and family members. Often, individuals are unaware of these warning signs or do not know how to respond.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training will:

•  Teach you the warning signs of a suicidal person and early signs of depression
•  Assist you in gaining confidence in how to respond
•  Educate you about the resources available at the University of South Carolina

You are not expected to be a mental health professional. This is the why we use the word “gatekeeper”. You are invaluable to assisting a struggling person in getting the help they need. You serve as “gatekeepers” to mental health services.

You can contact Jennifer Myers, Coordinator of Suicide Prevention Services, at 803-777-5223 or jenmyers@mailbox.sc.edu to schedule training specifically for your department, organization, or group. These trainings will be designed for your unique needs. Trainings are 2 1/2  hours in length

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Myers, Coordinator of Suicide Prevention Services, at jenmyers@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-5223.

If you want training specifically for your department, organization, or group, please contact Jennifer, directly to schedule this at jenmyers@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-5223.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

The University of South Carolina is dedicated to reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts and to mitigate their impact on our community. We all play an important role in preventing suicide.

Together we can prevent suicide.