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Suicide Prevention Week
September 10-17th, 2020

Suicide Prevention Week is a series of events designed to raise awareness about college student suicide, create opportunities to stay virtually connected, and share campus resources. Events run Sept. 10-17th.

Tune into Healthyhorns social media each day this week to learn about campus resources, hear stories of hope, and how you can support your fellow Longhorns.

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In addition to virtual events and social media posts, be sure to check out the Community Voices tab to read messages of support, reflection, and hope from members of the UT campus community. If at any point you would like to talk to someone, please contact one of our campus, community, or national resources.

If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the following resources for 24/7 support:

World Suicide Prevention Day

Join this conversation about suicide prevention and ways you can help end the stigma of mental health concerns with student organization National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) On Campus.

Date: Thursday, 9/10

Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm CDT

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Longhorns Take Care of Each Other: Providing Digital Support and Care

As we have more interactions online, we may come across social media posts or online messages that leave us feeling concerned about someone’s safety or well-being. In this workshop, member of BeVocal – our university-wide bystander intervention initiative – will show participants how to recognize when someone is experiencing distress and what they can do to support that person. This workshop is open to student, staff, and faculty audiences.

Date: Monday, 9/14

Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm CDT

Meeting ID: 947 4916 0879

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Lead the Path to Better Mental Health: A Student Panel

Want to know how you can get involved on campus? Join this student panel with leaders from Asian Pacific Islander, Desi American (APIDA) Mental Wellness Collective, MannMukti at UT, NAMI On Campus, and Student Mental Health Alliance to hear what their student organizations are doing to promote mental health during this unprecedented time. This is a great opportunity for new or incoming students who want to get involved on campus this year!

Date: Tuesday, 9/15

Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm CDT

Meeting ID: 912 0686 9072

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How to Support Students in Distress

As a staff person, faculty member, or teaching assistant, there may be times when you have been concerned about a student’s well-being. Join this conversation to learn how you can recognize signs of distress, ways to express care and concern, and connect students to campus resources for extra support. This workshop is open to graduate students, staff, and faculty.

Date: Thursday, 9/17

Time: 1:00-2:00 pm CDT

Meeting ID: 962 4793 1475

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