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.
Thrive is both a mindset and a week-long series of events that encourages the UBC community to think about ways to increase mental wellbeing through resiliency, awareness, healthy lifestyle choices, and social support.
Suicide Awareness Day is Wednesday, Feb. 6, and we hope you will help us encourage students, staff and faculty to wear orange 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 might be considering suicide.
Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone at UBC.
On Feb. 6, we will have more information about suicide warning signs, how to talk about suicide, and discover support and resources. Outreach tables and teams will be located all over campus to help educate students, staff and faculty about suicide prevention. For more information or to become involved, contact Suzanne Jolly at email@example.com or 604-822-8762.