Suicide is a leading cause of death among young people; a northeastern college is taking steps to prevent it.
Southern Connecticut State University is taking part in a unique training program called QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer. Much like CPR, it's a method to help save lives.
So far, more than 100 resident advisors have gone through training, faculty and hall directors will be next.
With QPR, students learn three life-saving skills: how to question a person about suicide,
Persuade someone to get help and refer them to the appropriate resource.
They are also taught the warning signs of depression: sudden change of behavior or attitude, sleeplessness, change in eating habits and/or weight and giving away prized possessions.
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