Suicide Prevention Week 2021 – GT Jackets

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Suicide Prevention Week 2021

Join the Counseling Center and our partners for a week of events to increase awareness around suicide prevention, receive tips for prevention, and create connections.

Saturday, September 4

GT vs. Northern Illinois Football Game 
7:30 PM

The Counseling Center will have a table present at the game to distribute information regarding Tech Ends Suicide and other programs.

Tuesday, September 7

Start the Conversation 101: A Suicide Prevention Presentation

11 AM – 12 PM 
Many college students have thoughts of suicide at some point in their life and many more have struggle with mental health concerns. Many people often want to give help and support to these individuals, but often feel unsure and uneasy about what to do. There is a great deal of taboo surrounding suicide, asking for help, and knowing what to say. However, it only takes a moment to break these barriers and to receive and offer help. Come learn how to seize the awkward and Start the Conversation! To register to attend, please go to:

QPR Training 
5 – 7 PM
QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend these trainings to learn about the warning signs of suicide and how to help a person in distress. Suicide is preventable and we all can play a role in offering help and support. To register to attend, please go to:

Wednesday, September 8

Silence the Shame 
4 – 6 PM 
Clough 152

Join us in a conversation with Shanti Das, former Sony Music Executive and Friends for a Suicide Prevention Week well-being event. The event will include facilitated discussion with Shanti Das, GT Alumni, and mental health clinicians to address ways to manage our mental health, engage in wellness and healthy coping, and connect with our community and resources. This event is a GT community wellness event for underrepresented students, faculty, and staff and is sponsored by GT Counseling Center, OMED, Health Initiatives, CTL, and the Resilience and GRIOT Employee Resource Groups (ERG).

Thursday, September 9

QPR Training 
11 AM – 1 PM
180 Mtg Room Dalney

Wellness Picnic 
Tech Green

Grab your friends and come join GT AASA and the Counseling Center for a welcome back picnic including Asian food, a therapeutic drum circle, raffles, and a whole lot of fun!


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