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Be That One Get Involved

Get involved with the Be That One (BT1) Suicide Prevention Program!

BT1 is located in the POWER (Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education and Response) House on the ground floor of the SSB, G 1.400H. You can get involved the following ways:

Request a Workshop
Join the CMHC Student Organization
Attend Suicide Prevention Week
Stay in Touch
Need information for media interview or a class paper?
Have questions or want more information?

Request a workshop!


Be That One. Suicide Prevention Program Workshop
The Be That One. Suicide Prevention Program gives participants the tools to support their students or friends who may be thinking about suicide, the second leading cause of death for college students. Research shows that participants who take this workshop feel less stressed and better prepared to intervene with their students and friends when they're in distress.

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click here to request this presenation


Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress (for student audiences only)
This highly interactive workshop explores how students can support their friends who are going through a hard time. Through conversations and role plays, students learn how to talk with their friend they're concerned about who is experiencing mental health distress.

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Join the CMHC Student Organization

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) Student Organization seeks to promote mental health for all UT students.

We support CMHC by:

  • educating students about CMHC resources
  • providing opportunities for students to help reduce stigma about mental health
  • engaging students in promoting mental health on campus
  • involving students in planning and developing CMHC events such as Suicide Prevention Week and the UT Unplugs Campaign
  • fundraising for CMHC

We also sponsor fun social events, offer opportunities to volunteer with mental health organizations in the Austin community, and invite guest speakers to address mental health issues at our meetings.

Meetings are held bi-weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 in The POWER House, located in SSB room G1.400H. For more information about us, please contact our Vice President for Internal Affairs, Elaina Olmo

Attend Suicide Prevention Week

BT1 hosts Suicide Prevention Week every year, which takes place in September in support of World Suicide Prevention Day and the National Suicide Prevention Week.

Stay in Touch

If you would like to be informed about BT1 and other CMHC events as well as CMHC volunteer opportunities please sign up for the Counseling and Mental Health Center Street Team Listserv:

  • Log in to UT Lists, following directions under "mailing list" categories, click "others."
  • Search for cmhcstreetteam (CMHC Street Team)
  • Subscribe to the list!

You can also stay-up-to date by becoming a fan on Facebook or following us on Twitter.

Need information for a media interview or class paper?

  • Media Interview: If you are a member of the media and want an interview on suicide prevention please contact Katy Redd at (512) 475-6930.

    "Suicide is a public health issue. Media and online coverage of suicide should be informed by using best practices. Some suicide deaths may be newsworthy. However, the way media covers suicide can influence behavior negatively by contributing to contagion or positively by encouraging help-seeking. Suicide Contagion or "Copycat Suicide" occurs when one or more suicides are reported in a way that contributes to another suicide." Quote taken from: Reporting on Suicide.org Click here to find out more information on how to report on suicide safely."

  • Class paper: If you are interested in interviewing our Suicide Prevention Coordinator for a class paper, please contact Marian E. Trattner, MSW at 512-475-6962.

Have questions or want more information?