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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.

Suicide Prevention Week Wellness Day

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
11 am - 2 pm
Student Union Lobby

Ross Szabo, Suicide Prevention Week Speaker

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm, seating is limited)
Woldman Theater, 112 Norton

Ross Szabo is our featured SPW speaker from Campus Speak. Ross will discuss his journey through mental health concerns and suicide and ways for students to help one another.

Open QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer

Thurs. September 12, 10 am - 12 pm

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

Saturday, September 14, 2013
10:30 am (registration begins at 8:30 am)
Delaware Park (near Buffalo Zoo)

Join us and AFSP in the 7th Annual Buffalo Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention, Education and Awareness. Register online External Site Link Icon today!


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