Suicide Prevention Week 2020

By Booth Wellness Center

Our Booth Wellness Center is hosting our annual Suicide Prevention Week September 8-12. The purpose is to break the stigma, bring awareness to those suffering in silence, and most importantly to offer hope to those who are struggling. We encourage you to join us throughout the week.

Tuesday, September 8

Sidewalk Chalk Art

9 a.m. – Noon @ Gardner Plaza

Get creative while spreading hope through sidewalk chalk art.

Wednesday, September 9

Tree of Hope

9 a.m. – Noon @ Gardner Plaza

Write well wishes for you or someone else, read other’s wishes, and hope they all come true.

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health Showing

9 a.m. – Noon @ Gardner Living Room

Thursday, September 10

Hope: Pass It On with Raging Red

9:50, 10:50, and 11:50 a.m. @ Gardner Plaza

Raging Red’s 2020-21 team will be making their debut. Tune in live on their Facebook or Instagram, if you can’t make it in person.

Raging Red is the premier song and dance performing team for Dixie State University. Members are selected through and extensive audition and must be currently enrolled DSU students. As part of the recruiting tool for DSU, Raging Red performs for public schools (high school, junior high and elementary) throughout Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, California, and also represents DSU at local community and civic events, Alumni gatherings, and does service outreach at local care and rehab centers. Raging Red has had opportunities to travel and perform internationally and across the USA. Recent performance tours have taken this talented group of students to China, Hawaii, New York, Philadelphia, Costa Rica, and Washington DC, as well as throughout the western United States.

Friday, September 11

Disparities of Mental Health for Minorities/Q&A sponsored by the MIC

11 a.m. – Noon @ Gardner Room B

QPR “Question, Persuade, Refer”: Suicide Prevention Training

1–3 p.m. @ Dunford Auditorium

Register here.

Saturday, September 12

Out of the Darkness Walk

“While, the St. George ‘Out of the Darkness Walk’ is going to look different this year, our mission to ‘Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide’ has not changed. We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight suicide, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience. We use our voices and share our stories to provide hope.”

To learn more, visit their website.

During the week, stop by the diagonal to see the “Unpack the Silence” display. Pinwheels represent DSU students who have seriously considered suicide in the last year, and backpacks represent DSU students who attempted suicide. Find messages of hope throughout the display reminding us all to stay.

“When the WORLD says, ‘Give up,’ HOPE whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’” – Author Unknown