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Suicide Prevention Week

September 22 - 26, 2014


All events are free and open to the public*

Suicide Prevention Week is a campus-wide event focused on raising awareness and providing education about suicide prevention. Programs throughout the week emphasize the importance of recognizing and intervening with others who are having suicidal thoughts. Make your mark on suicide prevention today and help save a life! FREE food and t-Shirts at events (while it lasts!)

Can't make an event but still want to stay in the loop? Follow us on Twitter with hashtag #UTSPW

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Thursday, September 25

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Firearm Safety for Suicide Prevention

12-1 PM


SSB, 4.212
Presenter: Jeffrey Moe, LMSW, Student Veteran Services
Presenter: Lt. Charles Bonnet, University of Texas at Austin Police Department

Many people in Texas own many different types of firearms. Come and listen to Army Veteran Jeffrey Moe, LMSW and LT Charles Bonnet of the UTPD provide some simple steps that can help to reduce the risk of suicide completion if you or a loved one has been struggling with suicidal thoughts. We will be discussing the different types of firearms that may be present in Texas homes, talking about basic firearms safety, and learning how to properly lock and store common types of firearms. Help to reduce the risk of suicide and/or the accidental death of a loved one by attending this seminar.

Bouncing Back: Coping with Rejection and Failure
Tejas Coffee

9 PM - 10 PM


2600 Rio Grande

Presenter: Katy Redd, Mental Health Promotion Coordinator, Counseling and Mental Health Center
Presenter: Steven Stone, Graduate Assistant for the Mental Health Promotion Program, Counseling and Mental Health Center

Join the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) for a *NEW* interactive workshop focusing on the practical skills students need to manage and thrive when rejection and failure occur. Students will learn the differences between a "growth" and a "fixed" mindset, the important role that thoughts play in resilience, and how having a sense of purpose in life can help to navigate difficult experiences during while at UT and beyond. Special thanks to the Tejas Club for hosting this event.

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All Week

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Take Care of Yourself TODAY and Everyday
Educational Display (in two locations.)

8 AM - 5 PM


Gregory Gym Concourse

8 AM - 5 PM



Tri-fold Display in the Health Promotion Resource Center
Student Services Building

Learn about self-care! ! It's important to practice stress relief so that we can take of ourselves and others. So swing by our educational displays throughout the week to learn about ways to practice self-care on campus and in the community. Tweet in using #UTSPWselfcare and share your self-care plan with us for a chance to win a Suicide Prevention Week t-shirt or gift-card to the University Co-Op! You can post your plan once a day from September 22-26 for multiple chances to win.

If you need assistance or accommodation for this event, please contact Marian Trattner, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at 475-6962 or email at mtrattner@austin.utexas.edu.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center would like to give special thanks to the following campus groups and organizations for their support of Suicide Prevention Week:




UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center Voices Against Violece
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