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Together, we can create a community of care and support for students in need. Family members, professors, staff, supervisors and peers are often in a position to encourage someone to connect to resources on campus.

Being emotionally well is more than just handling stress. It also involves being attentive to your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, whether positive or negative. Learn more about supporting University of Arkansas students who may need mental health resources by clicking on the links below. 


Faculty and staff are often in a position to encourage students to connect to various resources on campus. If you know a student who is struggling and aren't sure how to help, CAPS can offer education, support and interventions. Learn more by clicking the link above.
As a family member, it can be hard to know whether to actively intervene to help resolve issues for your student or whether to stand back and allow the student to handle things independently. Learn more by clicking the link above.

QPR is 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Suicide is everybody's business; look out for one another. Medical professionals have to know CPR; however, it's best for all of us to know it so if we see someone in danger, we are equipped to help. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to get a person at risk the help they need, just like someone who is trained in CPR can help someone in need and get them to professional care they need. You might be surprised and may find it useful at some point in your life with someone you know and care about.

You may access an online QPR training and enter the code UARK. Login with your University of Arkansas email address, and you will be directed to the QPR online training which will guide you through how to recognize warning signs of suicide, common myths and facts associated with suicide, tips for asking the suicide question, methods for persuading suicidal individuals to seek help, ways of referring at risk individuals to local resources.

According to the National Mental Health Association, suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age students, with an estimated 1,088 occurring on college campuses each year. With QPR training you can learn how to save the life of a student, friend, colleague, family member, or neighbor.

If you would like to have a personalized QPR training for your class, Greek house, faculty meeting, or RSO, please contact CAPS at 479-575-5276. Each attendee will receive a QPR booklet and card with information on suicide prevention, as well as resource information for treatment providers and support groups within their community. There will also be time at the end of the training for individualized Q&A.