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Suicide Prevention & Intervention Workshop Slated for Sept. 18

Are you or a friend struggling with thoughts of suicide?

Be a part of the conversation at the Help Yourself, Help a Friend: Suicide Prevention and Intervention Workshop on Tuesday, Sept.18, from 12-1 p.m., in the Shea Street Building, Room B113.

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and UHD's Student Counseling Services is reaching out to those affected by suicide while raising awareness and connecting individuals with suicidal thoughts to treatment services.

A representative from re:MIND: Depression & Bipolar Support will join the conversation to discuss warning signs, risks, prevention, intervention, critical resources and a review of the “ASK About Suicide To Save A Life” model. Lunch will be provided.

“We can all benefit from honest conversations about mental health conditions and suicide,
because just one conversation can change a life.” (NAMI.org).

Learn more through the following resources:

UHD's Student Counseling Services is located in One Main Building, S445 (same office as UHD Student Health Services). In addition to scheduled appointments, walk-in hours on a first-come, first-serve basis, for quick questions/support, are available Monday through Friday, 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Enrolled students have access to five counseling sessions for each new presenting issue.

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About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.