In conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Week, the HWS campus will join with campuses, communities, and organizations across the country to support suicide prevention efforts and increase awareness. This year’s national theme is “Connect. Communicate. Care: The three words at the heart of suicide prevention.”
Through Thursday, Sept. 8, the HWS Counseling Center and the HWS chapter of To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) will table in the Scandling Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., providing information about the issue. During the tabling event, students can sign up for the counseling center’s suicide prevention training, join TWLOHA’s chapter on campus, as well as receive a bracelet to wear in support of suicide prevention.
TWLOHA is a non-profit organization which aids people who struggle with addiction, depression, self-injury and thoughts of suicide. The HWS chapter was organized in 2015 by Cece Carsky-Bush ’16 to help erase the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
On-campus resources are available at the Counseling Center. You may schedule an appointment over the phone, online, or by walking in. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call the after-hours crisis manager through Campus Safety at 315-781-3333. The national suicide prevention hotline is 1-800-273-8255. For more information about the Counseling Center, please visit: http://www.hws.edu/studentlife/counseling.aspx