Welcome to the Be That One. (BT1) Suicide Prevention Program! BT1 addresses suicide prevention on our campus in a comprehensive manner by:
- raising awareness about the issue of college student suicide.
- empowering faculty, staff and students to take an active role in preventing suicide amongst our students.
- striving to ensure that UT's systems, policies, culture, and environment are conducive to students' mental health.
Suicide is believed to be the second leading cause of death for college students. Nationally, 18% of undergraduate students and 15% of graduate students have seriously considered attempting suicide at some point in their lives. Eight percent of undergraduate students and 5% of graduate students have attempted suicide at some point in their lives. Based on these statistics it is likely that someone you know has been personally touched by this issue during your time at The University of Texas at Austin
To support students struggling with thoughts of suicide, to stay informed about suicide prevention, and to find ways you can get involved in suicide prevention at UT-Austin, please explore this website.