Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Program
A program of the Longhorn Wellness Center.
A comprehensive initiative designed to foster a culture of support and minimize harm around mental health and well-being. Join us in creating a safer, more compassionate environment where every member is empowered to make a difference.
Trainings for groups:
The Longhorn Wellness Center offers a variety of workshop options for your class or organization to promote mental health and prevent suicide. Workshops range from supporting someone in distress, preventing suicide, developing self-care habits and strengthening resilience. For more information on workshop offerings and to submit a request click here.
Trainings for students, faculty and staff:
We offer trainings for all members of the UT community who would like to elevate their skills and knowledge in promoting mental health for themselves and others. Learn how to create a culture of care on campus. Food provided.
Understanding Mental Health and Creating a Culture of Care
This training aims to ground participants in an understanding of mental health, share tips to manage stress and nurture emotional resilience. Participants will identify barriers to managing stress and learn practices to take care of themselves and contribute to caring social environments.
- Wednesday, September 13, 3:30-5 p.m., Gregory Gym Games room
- Friday, October 20, 9-10:30 a.m., Virtual
- Monday, October 30, 1-2:30 p.m., RLP, 1.302E
Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention: Supporting Yourself & Others
This training focuses on developing essential skills for promoting mental well-being and preventing suicide. Participants will identify mental health stigmas and the ways this prevents people from seeking help. Additionally, participants will learn skills to respond to distress and discern how to support others.
- Wednesday, September 20, 1-2:30 p.m., GWB Multipurpose Room, 2.206
- Thursday, October 5, Noon-1:30 p.m., Virtual (For faculty and staff only)
- Monday, November 13, 4-5:30 p.m. BEL 220A
The Longhorn Wellness Center is piloting a mental health promotion mini grant program. The goal of the initiative is to increase capacity for student organizations who want to host campus programming focused on mental health promotion and suicide prevention. Official or registered student organizations who are hosting a program, event or creating a project that directly focuses on promoting mental health can apply for the grants.
Fall 2023 applications are open September 15 - November 17. For more information about grant criteria and to apply click here.