Each year, approximately 1100 college students commit suicide in the US. To support members of the Mason community in helping students access assistance, CAPS at Mason offers Mason Cares, a “gatekeeper” training. This program informs participants of the warning signs of suicide and coaches them in how to talk about suicide with and respond to students in crisis as well as how to guide them toward obtaining professional assistance.
Mason Cares* gatekeeper training helps participants learn
- Why people attempt suicide
- Warning signs of suicide
- Myths about suicide
- How to talk to a person about suicide
- How to respond to a person in crisis
- How to make a referral
Upcoming sessions of Mason Cares scheduled for Spring, 2013 semester:
Sessions for Faculty and Staff:
Please call CAPS at 703-993-2380 to register for an upcoming session or to ask questions.
Sessions for Students:
*Mason Cares is sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) with the support of University Life, George Mason University.
To learn more about Mason Cares or to schedule a program, contact CAPS at 703-993-2380 or stop by SUB I, Room 3129.
*Mason Cares is based on Campus Connect developed at Syracuse University by Cory Wallack.