Field of Memories
The Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year. Come and personalize a flag to show your support and awareness or honor a memory of someone lost.
Run With Your Pack
RUN WITH YOUR PACK: A 5K To Benefit Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness at UConn
Active Minds and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee invite you run with your friends, your family, and your fellow Huskies to raise awareness of mental health advocacy and suicide prevention on campus! Racers who pre-register will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and excellent swag! The race will finish at the Cultural Explosion and Family Weekend Bar-b-cue on the CLAS Quad. Proceeds will support the education and prevention work of ACTIVE MINDS at UConn and the UConn Suicide Prevention Committee.
For more information please visit the UConn Recreation Run with your Pack 5K page.
Student Voices Panel
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. We have an opportunity to make a difference in our community. Please join us for a riveting talk by a panel of students who will discuss: "My Story and What Can We Do to Help?" Suicide Facts, Awareness and Prevention.
Family Weekend Forum: Coping with College Adjustment – Q&A with Counseling and Mental Health Services
Date: Saturday, September 20th
Adjustment to college is likely one of the largest transitions your student has ever faced. The experts from Counseling and Mental Health will present information about adjustment, strategies for coping, and warning signs of more serious mental health concerns.
Keynote Speaker: Kevin Hines
One of the few to survive jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Hines is now a leading advocate for the suicide prevention movement. In this special event, he will share his inspiring and touching story of struggle and survival, while emphasizing the importance of mental health awareness and advocacy.
Join us to hear the moving story of Kevin Hines on Wednesday, 10/1/14, at 7:00pm in the Student Union Theater.
Book signing and reception to follow.
"Read All About It" Bulletin Boards
Throughout the month of September, Resident Assistants (RAs) will be posting informational bulletin boards throughout UConn Residence Halls. Look for more information on Suicide, Depression, and the UConn Suicide Prevention Week events. For more information ask your RA! Read up on this to Be Aware and Show You Care!!