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The Wellness Center

General Info
Student Wellbeing

Contact:  (713) 348-3311 or wellbeing@rice.edu
Business Hours:  Monday - Friday (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM); closed weekends and University holidays
Located:  Gibbs Wellness Center (next door to the Recreation Center)

Counseling Center

Contact: 713-348-4867 (24 hours) Get emergency information
Business Hours: Monday - Friday (9:00am-5:00pm), closed weekends and University holidays.
Located: Rich Health Service Center (next to the Brown Masters House) and Gibbs Wellness Center

Let's Talk

We're here to help. Click here for more information on how to make an appointment with someone from the Rice Counseling Center.

For answers to common questions and concerns about going to the Counseling Center, check out the Counseling Center FAQs.

"Question, Persuade, Refer" (QPR) Gatekeeper Training

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Step up. Help someone. Participate in a training session!

 Fall 2014 Training  Sessions    

Sign-up here http://signup.rice.edu/QPR for an upcoming QPR session.  Each participant will receive a QPR booklet & card with information on suicide prevention and important crisis contact resources.      


Why should I attend?

Research suggests early detection of mental health issues results in increased prognosis for recovery and early intervention can be critical. The Rice Counseling Center now offers "Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR)" a nationally-recognized suicide prevention program.     

Much like CPR, QPR is designed as an easy to learn intervention and can be applied by anyone, including people outside of mental health professions. QPR is a behavioral intervention that focuses on helping a distressed student access appropriate professional help. It is intended to teach front-line individuals or “gatekeepers” on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues.      

“Ask a Question, Save a Life”     


What will I learn? 

QPR provides clear direction for how to:Question a person about suicidal thoughts,Persuade them to get help, and Refer the person for help.  Presented by a certified QPR instructor, each 60-minute QPR gatekeeper training includes information on:        

  • The problem of suicide nationally and locally       
  • Common myths and facts associated with suicide       
  • Tips for asking the suicide question       
  • Methods for persuading suicidal individuals to get help       
  • Ways of referring at risk people to local resources       
  • AND time for questions & answers