Educational Workshops

Counseling Services is committed to serving the USC Upstate community by offering programs and presentations on a variety of mental health topics.

Our staff is available to conduct presentations focused on enhancing students’ mental health and overall development. Please request workshops at least 4 weeks in advance. To request a workshop, please email us at

Question, Persuade and Refer

Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)  is a nationally-recognized suicide prevention program that has the overall goal of educating students, faculty, and staff how to assist students in emotional distress. This 90 minute training focuses on the referral skills needed to assist a distressed student in seeking professional help. QPR will teach participants how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral and situational clues. QPR provides direction as to how to QUESTION a student about suicidal thoughts, how to PERSUADE them to seek help and how to REFER the student for help.

If you are interested in learning more about how to help distressed students and would like a QPR training for your department or unit, please email Counseling Services at Participants will obtain a certificate of completion.

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