Suicide Awareness Day 2015 @ UBC - HP156

On Wednesday January 28th 2015, UBC is hosting its annual UBC Suicide Awareness Day. This day is held to bring awareness to the UBC campus community regarding suicide prevention by educating students, staff and faculty on the resources available to them on campus.

What you can do:

Wear orange - Wear orange on January 28 (Suicide Awareness Day) to show your support for those whose lives have been affected by the suicide of friends, family members, students, or colleagues, and to show that you want to reach out to those who are considering suicide.Dont have any orange? We can send you and your colleagues Suicide Awareness Day buttons. Contact miranda.massie@ubc.ca for more information.

Talk to us at an interactive information booth - Learn more about suicide and prevention by speaking with our friendly booth or street team volunteers. Find us at the following locations on Jan 28:

- Irving K Barber Learning Centre: 12-2pm

- Walter Gage, Place Vanier, Totem Park, and Marine Drive residences: 5pm-7pm

- University Services Building (USB): All day

- Street teams of Suicide Awareness Day volunteers will also be around campus with information and resources

Take the Suicide Myths and Facts Quiz - Knowing the facts is an important part of raising suicide awareness, preventing suicide, and combating stigma. Test your knowledge by taking the quiz here http://thrive.ubc.ca/prevent-suicide/suicide-awareness-myth-or-fact-quiz/

Learn more about how to prevent suicide - Whether you need help for yourself or you¿re concerned about someone else, reach out and help prevent suicide.For more information visit: http://thrive.ubc.ca/prevent-suicide/

For more information on Suicide Awareness Day 2015, or how you can get involved, contact colin.hearne@ubc.ca