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Suicide Prevention Week

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.

Meg Hutchinson, Active Minds Speaker

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm, seating is limited)
110 Knox (North Campus)

Meg Hutchinson is a Boston-based singer-songwriter, poet, and recording artist on Red House Records. Her program educates students about mental health issues, Suicide, mindfulness and coping. Arrive early, seating is limited. Advanced reserved seating for faculty/staff bringing classes/students or groups is available by contacting Carissa Uschold by email at

Suicide Prevention Week Wellness Day

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
11 am - 2 pm
Student Union Lobby

Open QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

Thursday, September 11, 2014
10 am - 12 pm
250 Student Union

QPR is an easy process that can be applied by everyone, including people outside of mental health professions. QPR is a behavioral intervention that focuses on getting a distressed individual referred for professional help. It is intended to teach front-line people (e.g. resident advisors, academic advisors, friends, religious professionals, faculty/staff, parents etc.) how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, including verbal, behavioral, and situational clues. QPR provides direction as to how to Question a person about suicidal thoughts, Persuade them to get help and to Refer the person for help.

Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:30 am (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Delaware Park (near Buffalo Zoo)

Join us and AFSP in the 8th Annual Buffalo Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention, Education and Awareness. Register online External Site Link Icon today!


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