Suicide Prevention Week
Schedule of Events
September 12-16, 8AM-5PM DAILY, SUB
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WRECK the Stigma Support Group
Tuesday, September 13, 12-2pm, CASNR Annex 133
Join WRECK the Stigma for a drop-in event where you can meet new friends, discuss things that cause stress and anxiety, and learn some ways for coping.
Wednesday, September 14, 10am-2pm, Free Speech Area
Come get refreshed with an oxygen bar, smoothie samples, and stress relieving activities!
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training
Thursday, September 15, 12-1pm, Student Wellness Center 100
Suicide can be seen as a journey of increasing hopelessness that starts with an idea and ends with an act. Anybody with the right skills can disrupt this journey. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, and using QPR skills will provide hope to those in crisis. The Student Counseling Center is currently offering FREE official QPR training. Trainees will be certified as QPR Gatekeepers and will learn how to intervene and get help for someone in a suicidal crisis. Lunch will be provided. Training is open for ALL faculty, staff, and students. To register, please email Dr. Klint Hobbs by 11:59, Wednesday September 14th.
Pain, Hope, Questions, and Community
ft. Jamie Tworkowski, Founder of To Write Love on Her Arms
Thursday, September 15, 7pm, Law School Lanier Auditorium
To Write Love on Her Arms (or TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest in treatment and recovery. Jamie Tworkowski founded the organization after supporting a friend's journey into rehab. Join RISE in hearing Jamie's story and learn how we can build a community of support for those struggling with mental illness.
Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk
Sunday, September 18th, 12pm, Urbanovsky Park
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. To register, visit the Out of the Darkness-Lubbock web page.