Texas Tech University

Learn How To Save A Life From Suicide

Did you know....

  • Every 17 minutes an American dies by suicide.
  • Every day 86 Americans take their own life and another 1500 attempt suicide.
  • The number of weekly deaths due to suicide is roughly equivalent to a Boeing 747 crashing with no survivors every 5 days.
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students.
  • In one survey of multiple universities 8% of undergraduate and 5% of graduate students reported having attempted suicide at least one times in their lives.

Become a QPR Gatekeeper

Suicide can be seen as a journey of increasing hopelessness that starts with an idea and ends with an act.  Anybody with the right skills can disrupt this journey.  QPR Gatekeeper training will teach you how to recognize warning signs for suicide, how to approach someone who feels suicidal, and how (and where) to refer that person for help.

How to Become a  Certified Gatekeeper

Suicide Gatekeeper training is open to all faculty, staff, and students at Texas Tech University.  Training is held monthly at the TTU Student Wellness Center, Room 100.  To register for the training email Dr. Amanda Wheeler. 

Dates for the Fall 2017 semester are TBD.


Training is also available on request for university departments and offices.  To arrange a training for your department contact Dr. Amanda Wheeler or at 806-742-3674.

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