Campus Suicide Prevention Program

Wednesday, February 19


Last fall, the Counseling & Testing Center received a grant to develop suicide prevention efforts on campus in order to reduce student suicidal behavior including attempts and death by suicide. Campus Suicide Prevention (CSP) Program goals include training faculty, staff, and students to recognize the warning signs of suicide and how to get help for students; promoting crisis line numbers; educating the campus population about suicide and mental health issues; increasing help-seeking behavior among students through a stigma reduction campaign; and coordinating with local hospitals to provide a continuum of care for mentally ill and suicidal students. Promotion materials are currently being disseminated to all departments on campus and we appreciate your assistance in providing this information to students as necessary. Two trainings, Mental Health First Aid (8 hours) and QPR (1 hour) will be offered throughout the calendar year. For more information about the training or if you would like to schedule or register for a training, contact Emily Tuschhoff, CSP Coordinator, emilyt@uidaho.edu, 885-6716, or Sharon Frit, CSP Director, sfritz@uidaho.edu, 885-6716.