Every Fall we participate in Suicide Awareness Week to increase awareness and understanding of each person’s job to eradicate suicide across campus and the community. It is our hope through this week, and our Tide Against Suicide initiative, that the discussions, training, tools, and resources will not only equip people with the confidence to help someone in distress but to give hope to those who are struggling. Please see the events below and plan to join us for this year’s Suicide Awareness Week.

*The UA Student Center is formerly known as the Ferg

Monday, Oct 4

QPR Training

When: Monday, Oct. 4; 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center, Room 3104

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited.  Register for QPR training

Dodgeball Kickoff Tournament Fundraiser

When: Monday, Oct. 4; 5 p.m.
Where: UREC South Gym

Dodge, duck, dip, and dive for suicide prevention! Join UREC and the Counseling Center in a dodgeball tournament to kick off Suicide Awareness Week! Money raised goes to benefit UA students’ mental health. Cost: $30/team. Payment can be made in the Sport Programs office or via phone at 205-348-8055.
Register for dodgeball tournament

Tuesday, Oct. 5

QPR Training

When: Tuesday, Oct. 5; 1 – 3 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center, Room 2408

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited.  Register for QPR training

Wednesday, Oct. 6

QPR Training

When: Wednesday, Oct. 6; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center, Room 2408

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited.  Register for QPR training

Virtual Mental Health Brown-Bag: Suicide Prevention at UA

When: Wednesday, Oct. 6; 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: Zoom

Let’s discuss preventing suicide at UA- why it matters, what to watch for, and how to support loved ones who are experiencing mental health concerns. 12 p.m. on zoom.
Register for Suicide Prevention at UA Brown-Bag

It’s Real Screening — A Mental Health Panel

When: Wednesday, Oct. 6; 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center; Theater

This 17-minute film, produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, features real stories from real college students about their experiences managing depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. This will be followed by a Q&A panel with mental health experts on campus.

Thursday, October 7

QPR Training

When: Thursday, Oct. 7; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center, Room 3104

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited.  Register for QPR training

Friday, October 8

QPR Training

When: Friday, Oct. 8; 12 – 2 p.m.
Where: The UA Student Center, Room 3104

There are three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). This is a 90-minute in-person suicide prevention gatekeeper training. Seats are limited.  Register for QPR training

Sunday, October 10

Out of the Darkness Walk

When: Sunday, Oct. 10; 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: UA Student Center; Plaza

The Out of the Darkness Tuscaloosa Walk is a special event that provides community, connection, healing, and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience. Register for Out of the Darkness Walk