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Share Your Stories Exhibition: Shining a light on the realities of suicide

Suicide

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor

September 16, 2020

The counseling center is bringing the voices of students directly to their peers in their annual Suicide Awareness Month event by hosting the first Share Your Stories Exhibition Thursday, Sept. 17 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Clark Student Center atrium. "Every year we do suicide awareness month,...

Tell Your Story to Break the Stigma

Suicide speaker, Josh Rivedal, speaks to 76 students on Sept. 25 in Commanche to give them support.

William Schultz and Demian Ponce

September 25, 2018

Josh Rivedal shares his experience of suicide and urges others to tell their story to break the stigma of suicide Sept. 25 in the Comanche Suites at the Student Center. "Storytelling for me is this new suicide prevention 2.0 because rates are rising. Suicide is the second cause of death in [the college]...

The most trusted stranger in the world: You’re Not Alone!

Frank Warren

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 25, 2018

PostSecret creator and suicide prevention advocate Frank Warren spoke on Thursday, Jan. 18th in Akin Auditorium. Throughout his presentation, Warren recounted the story behind his creation of PostSecret which allows people from all over the world to write down their biggest secrets on a postcard a...

QPR training provided as part of Suicide Prevention week

Lori Arnold L.P.C. and Vikki Chaviers L.P.C. introduce the question, persuade, refer suicide training program on April 14, in the Wichita Room in the CSC. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Dewey Cooper

September 14, 2016

As part of suicide prevention week on campus, the counseling center offered Question, Persuade, Refer sessions to teach various groups on how to respond to a person who might have suicidal thoughts. The counseling center staff provides about 10 to 15 QPR sessions during a school year. On Sept. 15, the...

Suicide prevention training hits close to home

Lori Arnold L.P.C. and Vikki Chaviers L.P.C. introduce the question, persuade, refer suicide training program on April 14, in the Wichita Room in the CSC. Photo by Dewey Cooper

Allison Ashcraft

April 20, 2016

For Payroll Director Kathy Rice, last week's training on suicide prevention hit close to home. With teary eyes and Kleenex in hand, she expanded on her personal experiences with this topic."I've been thinking about [QPR training] a lot because I had a nephew that committed suicide. It's important that pe...

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