Texas Tech University

Suicide Prevention Week

Schedule of Events

Interactive Wall

September 12-16, 8AM-5PM DAILY, SUB

Let your unique voice be heard by letting us know what you live for. Note: this wall will be monitored and inappropriate (disparaging, off topic, etc.) content will be removed.

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. 

Raider Refresh

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.

 

Risk Intervention & Safety Education