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September 23rd-27th: Suicide Prevention Week

by Emily S. on September 23, 2013

in Disability Advocate, SSD Students

Suicide Prevention Week

UT’s Counseling and Mental Health Center Announces Suicide Prevention Week 2013

Suicide is considered to be the second leading cause of death for college students. That’s why the Counseling and Mental Health Center is organizing UT’s annual Suicide Prevention Week (September 23-27). This week is focused on raising awareness about suicide and engaging students, faculty and staff in suicide prevention. All are urged to “Be That One” to recognize when their student or friend is thinking about suicide and connect them with the help they need. Throughout the week, 22 campus departments and organizations are promoting nine interactive programs as a call to action to prevent suicide within our campus community. For a full schedule of the week’s events and a complete list of counseling and mental health resources available to students, visit cmhc.utexas.edu

5 ways to be a hero during Suicide Prevention Week:

5) Help us to spread the word about the week to all your friends
4) Watch our video “The Right Kind of Hero”
3) Participate in the “My Reasons to Live” Campaign by tweeting us your reasons to live at #myreasonUT
2) Come to our events!
1) Remember that suicide prevention happen every day on campus. Learn how to be a hero by requesting a suicide prevention workshop for your student organization. Email bethatone@austin.utexas.edu

http://www.cmhc.utexas.edu/bethatone/suicideprewk.html

Free t-shirts and food at all events (while they last!). All events are free and open to the public. If you need assistance or accommodation for this event, please contact Marian Trattner, Suicide Prevention Coordinator by email at mtrattner@austin.utexas.edu or phone (512)475-6962.

 

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