The UConn Suicide Prevention Committee works all year planning events, sharing important information, training first responders, and engaging the campus to have discussion about suicide and suicide prevention. The Suicide Prevention Committee will hold suicide prevention events throughout the academic year to strongly communicate that UConn cares and that there is hope, help, and healing for everyone who needs it. UConn is aware and shows it cares, ask for help!
Key Note Speaker: Jamie Tworkowski, founder of To Write Love on Her ArmsJamie Tworkowski is the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
Field of MemoriesThe Be Aware Show You Care Flag Exhibit is a powerful and poignant visual display representing the 1000+ suicides that occur on U. S. college campuses each year.
Garden of Intentions/Jardín de IntencionesLearn about suicide prevention and the positive mental health benefits of gardening!
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“LGBTQ Identity Development: Trends, Issues, and Treatment Considerations”This informative and engaging presentation by Laura Saunders, Psy.D., will address mental health and suicide prevention in the LGBTQIA youth community.