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Suicide Prevention Week: September 5 - 11

Unpack Your Troubles

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students. Many people who die by suicide also suffered from depression or substance abuse; two very treatable conditions. UB recognizes national Suicide Prevention Week during the fall, annually with a variety of programs FREE to UB students. All programs are facilitated by UB counseling, health, and wellness education professionals.

Suicide Prevention Week Speaker: Josh Rivedal (Free Event)

The i'M Possible Project: Kicking My Blue Jeans in the Butt, Broadway and Mental Health
Tues. Sept. 6 at 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Woldman Theater (Norton 112)

Josh Rivedal's inspiring one-man show Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt (based on his book The Gospel According to Josh) artfully captures his experience as a survivor of loss and his reinvention. His program discusses early warning signs, his own recovery and how he strives to live mentally well.

Wellness Activity Day (Free Event)

Wed. Sept. 7 from 11 am - 2 pm
Student Union Lobby

Self-care and Mindfulness Art Activity, Yoga, Nutrition Demonstration, Mental Health Awareness Resources, Games and Prizes

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer (Free Training)

Suicide Prevention Training
Thurs. Sept. 8 from 10 am - 12 pm
250 Student Union

This training assists participants in learning to recognize the warning signs of suicide and ways to effectively help someone in need. Register online at

Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention

Sat. Sept. 10 at 10:30 am (Registration begins at 8:30am)
Delaware Park (Near the Buffalo Zoo)

Join the UB Walkin' Team, create your own team, or make a donation at

For more information, contact Carissa Uschold at

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