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UHD to Hold Suicide Prevention Webinar on Sept. 30

street signIn recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, UHD Student Counseling Services will host the “Help Yourself, Help a Friend: Suicide Prevention and Awareness Webinar” on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 12 – 1 p.m.

A representative from re:MIND – Depression and Bipolar Support will join UHD Student Counseling Services to discuss suicide prevention and intervention, warning signs, risk factors, critical resources and the “ASK About Suicide To Save A Life” model.

Participants are encouraged to RSVP for this event.

Students who want to learn more about suicide prevention are also encouraged to visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness and re:MIND websites.

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month serves as a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic. This month is intended to reach people who are affected by suicide, raise awareness and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. The month also reminds individuals, friends and families that access is available to necessary resources to discuss suicide prevention. 

For more information about UHD Student Counseling, visit UHD.edu/counseling or call 713-500-3852.

A recent interview on World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10) and National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month with UHD Social Work Lecturer Dr. Shahnaz Savani is included below.