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suicide prevention week 2019

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Suicide Prevention Week
September 10th-20th

Suicide Prevention Week is a campus-wide week of events focused on raising awareness and providing education around suicide prevention. Programs throughout the week feature a resource fair, a workshop for helping friends in distress, and opportunities to learn about and practice self-care and community care.

All the events of the week are free and open to all students.
Free t-shirts and food will be provided at the events while supplies last!


Thursday, September 19 - Faculty and Staff Burnout Prevention Through Engagement and Self-Care
12-1pm, Student Services Building (SBB) 4.212

Dealing with intense interpersonal situations and workplace stressors can lead faculty and staff to feel exhausted, depleted, irritated at others, disillusioned, or less effective. The HealthPoint Employee Assistance Program will present on signs of burnout and initial strategies for individuals, supervisors, and workplaces to prevent burnout by increasing engagement and self-care. For staff and faculty audiences only.

Friday, September 20 - Real Talk: How to Help a Friend in Distress
1-2pm, Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC)

Join the conversation about how to help a friend in distress during Feminist Friday at the Gender and Sexuality Center. This interactive workshop explores what you can say or do when you’re concerned about a friend’s mental health.

If you need assistance or accommodation for this event, please contact Michelle Emery at memery@austin.utexas.edu (three business days prior to the event).