UAB’s Suicide Prevention & Awareness Week is Sept. 16-20, 2019, and will offer several events designed to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain increased access to services and support, decrease stigma about mental health and learn how they can help someone who is considering suicide. These free events are happening all week long!

 


Mental Health Town Hall

Location: Alumni Theatre in Hill Student Center
Date: Monday, Sept. 16
Time: 6 p.m.

How can UAB improve and expand the conversation around mental health? Panelists from the UAB Suicide Prevention Task Force want to hear from you! Free t-shirts for the first 50 that register, refreshments and more at this event! 


Coffee Talks

Location: Heritage Hall 526 (Honors College), Ryals Public Health Building 308, Blazer RLC, Shelby 102 
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us for discussions about mental health - and grab a free coffee and bagel! Coffee Talks will be held in various buildings around campus.  Free t-shirts, coffee mugs and other giveaways! 


QPR Training

Location and Times: Shelby 105 (12 - 2 p.m.), Blazer RLC (2 - 4 p.m.), Education Building 237 (5:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18

Do you know how to handle yourself in a delicate situation? QPR, which stands for Question, Persuade and Refer, are three steps that can help anyone learn how to save a life from suicide. Come learn how to have an important conversation with a loved one who may be experiencing suicidal thoughts. QPR training will be held in multiple buildings throughout the day. Free t-shirts, stickers and more! 


Cranes of Hope

Location: Campus Green
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: All day

See a display of 1,100 cranes for a visual representation of the number of college students in the U.S. who die by suicide each year.


Suicide Prevention Awareness Tabling

Location: Campus Green
Date: Thursday, Sept. 19
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Stop by the Suicide Prevention Awareness tabling for the chance to meet UAB and Birmingham organizations and departments that are dedicated to mental health advocacy and suicide prevention! Free giveaways at these tabling events!


Whether you attend all of these events or just one of them, join us to increase your awareness of mental health!

*Locations and times will be updated as information is available.