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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) – the second-largest university in Houston – 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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.