Students, faculty, staff, and teaching assistants are essential when it comes to preventing suicide and promoting help-seeking behaviors among their peers. UHS offers consultation with concerned third parties.
This April, become an advocate for suicide prevention by participating in ASK.LISTEN.SAVE’s 4th annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.
ASK.LISTEN.SAVE is a student organization that works with UHS and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to educate the student body and raise awareness about suicide prevention. They also strive to create a safe environment where students know they are not alone and can feel comfortable asking for help. ASK.LISTEN.SAVE has been nationally recognized as the #1 Campus Fundraising Group three years in a row by the AFSP.
Their Out of the Darkness campus walk spans 3-5 miles, and proceeds raised by the event support AFSP’s vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide loss.
Last year’s walk raised $39,000 for the AFSP, and you can help ASK.LISTEN.SAVE top that this year! Registration details for the walk are as follows.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Registration begins at noon, opening ceremonies start at 1pm
Where: Sellery Backyard
Cost: Free event. All donations benefit local and national suicide prevention efforts.
To help ASK.LISTEN.SAVE’s fundraising efforts, donate to the AFSP site here. You can even contribute through your mobile phone! Text AFSP WISC to 85944 and reply YES to confirm a $10 donation. Supporting suicide prevention efforts has never been easier!
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students, and the third for youth ages 15-24, with adolescent depression – undiagnosed, untreated or both – as the number one cause. If you or anyone you know is struggling, contact the UHS Crisis Line at 608-265-5600.