Suicide Prevention Week

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Published September 1, 2022

Make a difference by attending events during Suicide Prevention Week (SPW), from September 4-10. 

You're Not Alone, There Is Hope

Wellness Activity Day: Nourish Your Soul

Please join us in the Student Union Lobby on Wednesday, September 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free event with self-care, support connection and community care. Some examples of resources and activities:

  • Intuitive Nutrition
  • Mindful Ecotherapy: UB Grow Planting, Mindful Mandalas, Relaxation Rocks
  • Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources
  • Resources and support for marginalized students: Students of Color, LGBTQIA+

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

For Suicide Prevention Week, there will be a virtual session on Thursday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Use the link below to register in advance. 

Buffalo Out of Darkness Walk for AFSP

Join or donate to the UB Walkin' Team on Saturday, September 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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.

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