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Events

Suicide Prevention Week 2016 Events September 26 – 30

Field of MemoryField of Memories
Monday 9/26/16 – Friday 9/30/16, on the Student Union Lawn
The 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. Come and personalize a flag to show your support and awareness or honor a memory of someone lost.


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Project Semicolon
Monday, 9/26/16, 6:00pm, at the Women’s Center
Join us at the Women’s Center as we come together to connect and be part of the Project Semicolon movement.  Project Semicolon is a movement which works to bring hope to those struggling with mental health concerns.


flowers-of-joyPlanting Flowers of Joy
Tuesday, 9/27/16, 4:00pm, between Laurel Hall and the Student Union
Through the dark days of winter, spring bulbs are hidden beneath the soil, waiting to bloom and bring joy.  Spring Valley Student Farm invites you to join them in planting daffodil bulbs next to the Student Union.  Consider how you can support someone through their dark days by being their spring flower of joy.


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“Our Place at the Table: The Coming Together of Spirituality and Sexuality to Save Lives”
Wednesday, 9/28/16, 12:00pm, at the Rainbow Center
This informative and engaging presentation by Michael Reynolds, MSW, will address suicide in the LGBTQQI youth community.  Remember to BYO lunch!


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Key Note Speaker: Chamique Holdsclaw, “Mind/Game”
Wednesday, 9/28/16, 7:00pm, Student Union Theater
Chamique Holdsclaw is a three-time NCAA champion and former WNBA player whose long battle with mental illness nearly ended her career and life.  In this moving speaking event, Chamique Holdsclaw will discuss her accomplishments, her setbacks, and her path to becoming a mental health advocate.


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Mindfulness Wheel
Thursday, 9/29/16, all-day at Wellness & Prevention Services, South Wilson Hall Rm 125
Stop by Wellness & Prevention throughout the day to play the Mindfulness Wheel! Learn more about how to integrate mindfulness into your daily life, and win some fantastic prizes!


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Student Voices Panel
Thursday, 9/29/16, 5:30pm, at the African American Cultural Center
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. We have an opportunity to make a difference in our community. Please join us for a riveting talk by a panel of students who will discuss: “My Story and What Can We Do to Help?”