In 2014, Donnelly received the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Grant from SAMHSA to start a suicide prevention program called Wellness for Life. The three-year grant allows Donnelly Counseling Center staff to provide programs and materials aiding in suicide prevention.
Additionally, Wellness for Life uses the QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) method to train attendees in suicide prevention techniques. By serving as “gatekeepers,” those who have taken the free QPR course are prepared to identify risks and to proceed in a helpful, safe manner. To date, nearly 70 students, faculty and staff members have completed the training. Check Upcoming Events for a training date.
If you need to speak to someone, call the Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is FREE, confidential and always available.
There are many resources available to students in addition to QPR trainings.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Kansas Suicide Prevention Center