Suicide Prevention

According to the National Mental Health Association, an estimated 1,088 suicides occur on college and university campuses each year, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age students. The Counseling Center provides prevention information, outreach activities, and training for the Marshall University campus community to help reduce the stigma, and  provide education and awareness to help support students struggling emotionally and with thoughts of suicide.

For more information on suicide prevention, please visit the following resources:

Everyone’s struggle is different. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, please reach out! If it is an emergency and you are in crisis, please contact 911 and/or the Marshall University Police Department at 304-696-HELP (4357). To make an appointment or for a walk-in appointment, please visit the Counseling Center o0n the first floor of Prichard Hall, call the center at 304-696-3111, or e-mail

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255),

Prevent Suicide West Virginia-, 304-415-5787

QPR Training 

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer. QPR is a suicide prevention training that teaches trained “Gatekeepers” to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, and know how to get help to help save a life. In a one hour training course, participants will learn how to potentially save a life from suicide. Counseling Center staff are QPR trained. To schedule a QPR training please contact the Counseling Center at 304-696-3111 or counseling, or visit the forms section of the Counseling Center website to request a training.


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