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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.

Suicide Prevention Flyer

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 Dr. Juan Sánchez Muñoz. Annually, UHD educates more than 14,000 students; boasts over 45,000 alumni and offers 43 bachelor’s and eight master’s degree programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates of any four-year university in Houston and Texas and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.