Please share this with your staff and faculty
UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day is Jan. 28, 2015.This day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus.
How to Participate
Wear orange: Wear orange on Jan. 28 to show your support for those whose lives have been affected by the suicide of friends, family members, students, or colleagues, and to show that you want to reach out to those who are considering suicide.
Visit an information booth: Learn more about suicide and prevention by speaking with our friendly booth or street team volunteers.
- Irving K Barber Learning Centre: 12-2pm
- Walter Gage, Place Vanier, Totem Park, and Marine Drive residences: 5pm-7pm
- University Services Building (USB): All day
- Street teams of Suicide Awareness Day volunteers will also be around campus with information and resources
Take the Suicide Myths and Facts Quiz – Knowing the facts is an important part of raising suicide awareness, preventing suicide, and combating stigma. Test your knowledge by taking the quiz.
Learn more about how to prevent suicide: If you need help for yourself or if you are concerned about someone else, reach out and help prevent suicide: http://thrive.ubc.ca/prevent-suicide/
For more information on Suicide Awareness Day 2015, or how you can get involved, contact Colin Hearne.