This week is Suicide Prevention Week, did you know that talking is the first step to preventing suicide? This isn’t just for the person who is experiencing suicidal ideation, but a way for a peer to engage in conversation with a peer. Eight in 10 adults are eager to learn how to help someone who may be suicidal. At Tippie we want to be able to equip you with strategies and skills on how you can support a peer who is experiencing suicidality.
On Wednesday, September 13th stop by the south galleria from 11-2 to learn more about warning signs, resources and how you engage a peer in conversation. If you are interested in learning more about how to support a peer, we want you to join us on Oct. 2nd from 3:00-4:00 in W401 to gain specific training and earn your Green Bandana. To register for the training e-mail Tippie-Thrive@uiowa.edu.
It’s important to be aware of resources that are available:
UI Support & Crisis Line-24/7 call or text 844-461-5420
University Counseling Services-319-335-7294 (8-5 M-F)
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline-988
UIHC Emergency Treatment Center: 319-356-2233
For additional information and resources on having a conversation visit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
If you are a person who is experiencing suicidal ideation, please reach out to the resources listed above.