Let's Walk to Prevent Suicide

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Published January 10, 2024

Mark your calendars for April 13, 2024. Join us for a walk for suicide prevention and/or help our team raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

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Buffalo Out of Darkness Walk for AFSP

Student Wellness has planned our first on-campus walk for suicide prevention. Collect your friends and make a team and join us on Saturday, April 13, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. We are also looking for volunteers to help with the event. 

Suicide Intervention Resources

Learn the warning signs of suicide, how to help someone who is thinking about suicide, and who to talk to if you or someone you know is considering suicide.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Now you can learn how to recognize the early warning signs of suicide, and get professional help for people who need it. QPR is an easy-to-learn process that helps you:

  • Question a person about suicidal thoughts
  • Persuade them to get help
  • Refer the person for help

MindWise on Campus: Suicide Prevention for Students Course

Developed by the creators of MindWise's SOS Signs of Suicide, an evidence-based program trusted by thousands – MindWise on Campus is an online training that uses video and interactive learning to teach students how to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) if they’re worried about themselves or a friend.

Because mental health concerns often first appear between the ages of 18 and 25, it’s our goal to provide students access to the wide range of suicide prevention and mental health resources that are available to them during their time at the University at Buffalo.

The MindWise on Campus course uses real and diverse stories of mental health struggles and recovery to provide students with resources and actionable steps to support themselves and their peers. 

We encourage every student to take 30 minutes to learn:

  • How students can recognize signs of suicide risk in themselves or a friend
  • How to have a difficult conversation that encourages someone to seek help
  • How to build strong peer connections that foster positive mental well-being
  • An overview of available student mental health resources, on and off-campus

If you are struggling now, help is available for UB Students. During normal business hours call Counseling Services and ask speak to a crisis counselor (716-645-2720).  If your emergency occurs after normal business hours, call 716-645-2720 and press option “2” to speak with a counselor or call Crisis Services of Erie County at 716-834-3131.  Other options are to call/text/chat 988 or text 741741 for support 24/7.

About Suicide

Suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. The best way to prevent suicide is through early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of depression and other mental health conditions.

Short-term on campus mental health support

University at Buffalo
120 Richmond Quadrangle, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Phone: (716) 645-2720; Fax: (716) 645-2175

University at Buffalo
1st Floor Michael Hall, South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-5800