Attend a Workshop
The University of Louisville provides QPR suicide prevention training on campus. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer three simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. This in person training enhances the participant’s knowledge, awareness, empathic listening skills, communication skills concerning college student suicide, and the ability to compassionately and directly ask students about suicidal thoughts.
As a QPR-trained participant you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
Workshops typically last one-and-a-half hours. Please request a workshop at least 4 weeks in advance of your preferred date.
Complete an Online Training Course
Kognito is the online training option available for students at the university. Kognito uses an interactive and visual format where the user can start a conversation with a virtual student. Kognito training equips students with the tools necessary to promote mental health and prevent suicide by practicing scenarios online.
Access the Kognito training.
NOTE: Kognito will not function properly on Microsoft Internet Explorer. In order to view Kognito please use one of the following web browsers:
Join a Student Organization
Active Minds is a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group that works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. Active Minds works to destigmatize issues surrounding mental health and mental illness. Go to Active Minds.org for more information.
To make a donation to support the University of Louisville’s suicide prevention efforts, contact the University of Louisville Giving page.
Completely fill out the form by clicking on the Designations* select the funds for your gift radio button and select other. Be sure to fill in the form box with Cards SPEAK Suicide Prevention Program.
Invest in the Active Minds Chapter at UofL at the Active Minds web page.