Suicide Prevention Week activities set for Sept. 8-12

As part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, UALR will host a Suicide Prevention Week on campus Sept. 8-12 with daily activities designed to create awareness and prevention of suicide. UALR Chancellor Joel E. Anderson said he wants students, faculty, and staff to know that help is available. 

“This week is designed to celebrate life, hope, community and caring. It is also an opportunity to learn more about how we can stop suicide together,” he said in a recent online proclamation. SuicidePrevent_BLKtxt_2014-460x297

The week’s theme is “Come Talk to Me,” and events include a creative station, a memorial, an artistic expression contest and more. Students, faculty and staff can register to participate in events, volunteer or act as judges by contacting UALR Counseling Services.

All events are free of charge and open to all UALR students, faculty and staff.

Suicide Prevention Week, Sept 8–12

Chancellor’s Proclamation and Kickoff
Monday, Noon
Donaghey Student Center (DSC), Diamond Café

Creative Station and Giveaways
Tuesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
DSC Diamond Café

“Together We Can” Memorial Vigil
Food, friends & lights display
Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
DSC Diamond Café and Mall Area

Gallery of Hope Artistic Expression Contest
Food, entertainment & art
Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
DSC, Upper Concourse

Contest Awards and Panel Discussion
Friday, Noon-3 p.m.
DSC, Room G

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