SEPTEMBER is SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH!
The purpose of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month is to raise awareness about suicide and to educate the community on mental health issues and suicide prevention and intervention. Awareness of this topic is extremely important as suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students, while 39% of students in college experience a significant mental health issue (https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/statistics/). Issues surrounding suicide affects people of all genders, demographics, backgrounds and ages, and education, and awareness creates an overall stronger culture of respect and understanding.Â ToÂ mark this month, CCMâ€™s Counseling & Student Success office is here to provide educational & learning experiences, personal counseling, support, and resources to any students in need.
SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
FREE VIRTUAL DEPRESSION SCREENING
Wednesday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Time for a check-up?Â Contact us at email@example.com to take a free depression test.
SUICIDE PREVENTION & LGBTQ+ VIRTUAL PRESENTATION
Thursday, September 24th at 12:30 p.m.
ZOOM Link: https://zoom.us/j/91263208237
LGBTQ+ youth are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers. This presentation will focus on providing mental health & suicide prevention information and resources pertaining to the LGBTQ+ community.
SHOW US YOUR ART!
Tuesday, September 29th (all day)
Self-expression through art can be a powerful tool in healing and bringing awareness to the importance of mental health.Â Share & show off your creativity! Post & Tag your artwork @ccmcounseling on social media for a chance to have your art featured! #ccmcounseling
Counseling & Student Success
Phone: (973) 328-5140