The Center for Student Wellness acknowledges and believes that mental health is health. We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to adequate mental health education and resources. Our new mental health campaign is centered around mental health promotion and suicide prevention and will involve gatekeeper training workshops, Koru mindfulness workshops, and an annual mental health fair. Continue to check back for updates on new events and initiatives.

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

QPR is a 1.5 hour evidence-based suicide prevention training developed by the QPR Institute. QPR teaches how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and to follow the 3 simple steps of QPR - question, persuade, and refer. QPR helps save lives, and you can be part of this important movement to reduce stigma and offer hope to those in crisis.

Training sessions that are open to all students, faculty, and staff are held throughout the semester will be posted here* as dates are set. 

Key Components Covered in Training:

  • How to Question, Persuade, and Refer someone who may be in a suicidal crisis

  • How to get help for yourself or learn more about preventing suicide

  • How to properly identify and respond to the warning signs of suicide or serious psychological distress

  • How to get help for someone in crisis

Upcoming QPR Training Sessions

Upcoming training sessions are listed below. If you are interested in requesting a training, please fill out this form.

Interested in scheduling a specific date for  your group?

The QPR team is available to conduct a training session for classes, department meetings, student organizations, and more! Please fill out the QPR Request form, and a member of our team will reach out.

Questions?

Please contact Cassidy Gallegos, Assistant Director, Mental Health & Wellness, for more information: gallegoc@bc.edu | 617.552.6973

QPR Training Request Form

Fresh Check Day: A Mental Health Awareness Event

Fresh Check Day: A Mental Health Awareness Event

Fresh Check Day, the signature program of the Jordan Porco Foundation, is an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event for colleges that includes interactive booths, peer-to-peer messaging, support of multiple campus departments and groups, free food, entertainment, and exciting prizes and giveaways. Fresh Check Day aims to create an approachable and hopeful atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health and helps to build a bridge between students and the mental health resources available on campus, in the community, and nationally.

  • BC will be bringing Fresh Check Day to campus on Thursday, October 27th from 11 am - 1 pm in O’Neill Plaza. We encourage students, staff and faculty to join us for this inaugural mental health fair.

Questions? Please contact Cassidy Gallegos, Assistant Director, Mental Health & Wellness, for more information: gallegoc@bc.edu | 617.552.6973

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Koru Mindfulness Sessions

Koru Mindfulness Sessions

Koru Mindfulness is the only evidence-based mindfulness curriculum designed for college-aged adults. 

Koru’s randomized, controlled trial shows results:

  •   Students reported feeling more calm

  •   Students improved their mindfulness

  •   Students felt more rested

  •   Students had greater self-compassion

In four weeks, students learn practical skills that help them manage stress and open their minds.

Check back for updates on additional koru mindfulness workshops that will be offered. if you are interested in more information or have any questions, contact Cassidy Gallegos -  gallegoc@bc.edu | 617.552.6973.