Participate in UBC’s 2008 Suicide Awareness campaign by learning more about suicide prevention and sharing this information with others.

Did you know?
After motor vehicle accidents, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among Canadians aged 15 – 24.

What is World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th?
An event that:
-Calls attention to suicide as the leading cause of premature and preventable death.
-Invites development of activities to enhance understanding about suicide.
-Demonstrates how knowledge about suicide can be translated into effective suicide prevention programs.
To learn more, visit:   http://iasp.info/wspd/index.php

What’s happening at UBC?
“Reach Out” is the theme of  UBC’s Suicide Awareness Campaign, designed to increase awareness about warning signs of suicide and resources available to someone who may be feeling suicidal. The Suicide Awareness campaign supports other efforts at UBC to build a healthy, safe, and caring community.

What can you do?
Learn more about suicide prevention at the following events and resources:
Watch for the poster campaign designed to increase awareness of suicide prevention resources.  Here is one of the posters designed for this event:
http://www.students.ubc.ca/counselling/download/suicideawareness_poster_13.pdf.
Look for awareness displays with information on warning signs of suicide as well campus and community resources at events throughout the fall including the Students Annual Wellness Fair, Nov 5th- 7th

Learn about UBC’s QPR Gatekeeper Training program which provides training in how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide, how to reach out and how to link that person to appropriate resources.  For more information about this program visit: http:///www.students.ubc.ca/counselling/qpr/

Talk about suicide prevention to help save lives.

This campaign is sponsored by:
AMS & Pride UBC                 Health, Safety & Environment
The Vice President Students Portfolio           SAFER Counselling Service
Campus Security                 Vancouver Crisis Centre
First Nations House of Learning                 Vancouver Survivors Coalition
Human Resources                 The Josh Platzer Society

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