Our purpose for the Suicide Awareness and Prevention event, to be held on the 13th of September, is to provide students with a safe, supportive, and educational atmosphere in which they may have support and resources available from the community to assist them in processing the overwhelming presence of suicide and suicidal messages in today’s culture.
We are here to stand by students as they make their journey through not only college, but life as well, by supporting and nurturing positive self-image and emotional well-being through self-help and social interaction. We have also secured the support of the CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) here on campus, to answer any concerns or questions students may have throughout the duration of this event.
9-10 A.M: Breakfast and a speaker in the CPACS commons
10 A.M. - 12 P.M.: Snacks and information in the MBSC Plaza
12-3 P.M.: Information and demonstration in the Pep Bowl
4-6 P.M.: Dinner at Jason's Deli on 72nd & Dodge with proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
6:30 P.M.: Vigil on the south side of Mammel Hall on Pine Street
6:45-9 P.M.: Movie (The Skeleton Twins) in the Mammel Hall Auditorium
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness and is a grassroots organization that is “building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.” NAMI on Campus is a student run organization that extends the NAMI mission to college campuses through events, advocacy, and education.
NAMI on Campus organizations are open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend, or have an interest in mental health. These nationwide organizations tackle mental health issues on campus by:
- Raising mental health awareness
- Educating the campus community
- Supporting and connecting students
- Promoting services and supports
NAMI at UNO is a new campus organization. If you are interested in participating in this organization please contact Cheryl Campbell at email@example.com. You can get more information by visiting the Nami at UNO OrgSync page.
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