Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Training At Middlebury (QPR)

You can reduce suicide risks on our campus. Call or email Counseling (x5141 or counseling@middlebury.edu) to schedule a 60 to 90 minute training for your team, group, club, or department. Students, faculty, or staff are welcome to call.

To learn more about QPR and suicide prevention, click here to watch the video, or read more about it below:

QPR* is a informative, skills based workshop that will empower participants to identify and respond effectively to someone who may be at risk for suicide. Three simple steps are described in this workshop; they are easy to learn and administer; they are applicable whether one is concerned about a student, colleague, friend, or family member.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer. Like CPR, this program provides basic, lifesaving information and tools. In particular, QPR helps participants recognize the warning signs of a suicide and to intervene quickly and effectively. Just as CPR does not require any medical training, QPR requires no specialized psychological training. Anyone can learn these basic steps.

Several members of the Middlebury community are certified to offer QPR workshops. Contact the Counseling office to schedule a workshop session. We can also answer any questions you might have about the program.

Struggleing with suicide, or know someone who is? Here are some resources for immediate help:

  • Middlebury College Counseling: 802-443-5141 (after hours, you can reach a counselor by calling this number and following the instructions).
  • Public Safety: 802-443-5911
  • Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC): 24-hour emergency telephone:  802-388-6741
  • Suicide 24-hour hotlines: (800) 784-2433; (800) 273-8255

*QPR meets the requirements for listing in the National Registry of Evidence-based Practices and Policies (NREPP).

Health Services
Centeno House
1st & 2nd Floor
Phone: 802.443.5135
Fax: 802.443.2066

Counseling
Centeno House
3rd Floor
Phone: 802.443.5141
Fax: 802.443.3407

Sports Medicine
Field House
Phone: 802.443.2315
Fax:  802.443.2094