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Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week activities planned

Posted March 2, 2009

The following events are being held at Idaho State University as part of the second annual ISU Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week activites running March 9-13.

March 9:

Campfire and music vigil on ISU Bartz Field from 7 to 9 p.m.

For directions to Bartz Field visit www.isu.edu/websc/exports/isumap/printableISUcampusmap.pdf. 

This is an ISU Housing and Counseling and Testing event. Please e-mail Katie at kirkkati@isu.edu or Jared at gardjare@isu.edu for more information. Information on suicide facts and prevention will be available and counseling staff will be availabe to answer questions. Refreshments, entertainment and yellow ribbons provided to all. Come on out and help support the cause!

March 10:

The main lobbies of Turner House, the Rendezvous Complex and the Pond Student Union will feature suicide awareness and prevention booth displays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Come on up to one of our table displays and bring your questions about suicide.

This is an ISU Counseling and Testing event. Information on suicide facts and prevention will be available and counseling staff will be on-hand to answer any questions. Contact Jared at gardjare@isu.edu for more information.

March 10: Moving Suicide Prevention Project at 12:21 p.m. in the main lobbies of Turner House, the Rendezvous Complex and the Pond Student Union.

Come out and watch a live piece of art in motion! We can’t tell you more or else we will spoil the surprise!

This is an ISU Housing Event. Information about how you can help to prevent suicides will be provided.

March 11:

Movie: "Wrist Cutters: A Love Story," at 5 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Bengal Theater.

"Wristcutters: A Love Story" sounds like a normal enough indie flick. Boy meets girl. Boy gets separated from girl. Boy goes on a road trip with friends to find girl and gains a new perspective on life. Except everybody's dead.

Counselors will be available to answer questions.

This is an ISU Housing Event. Contact Stephanie at benastep@isu.edu if you need additional information. Information about how you can help to prevent suicides will be available.

March 12:

"Change of Fortune," throught the day at main offices around ISU Pocatello campus. 

Keep a look out for baskets of fortune cookies with information about suicide prevention tucked inside each cookie.

This is an ISU Housing Event. Information about how you can help to prevent suicides will be available.

March 13:

Movie & Discussion: "The Bridge," 6:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Clearwater Room.

Information about "The Bridge": Over the span of a year, director Eric Steel's cameras capture tormented souls attempting to commit suicide by leaping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Through poignant interviews with family, friends and eyewitnesses, the film reveals a common thread of depression, despair and chronic mental illness. This provocative documentary further reinforces the landmark's iconic legacy as the world's most popular suicide destination.

This movie is a documentary in which actual suicide deaths are depicted. It is hoped that this movie will educate people that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary situation and that there are other options. By showing this movie we hope that people learn that it is OK to talk about suicide and to talk to someone directly who you think may be thinking about suicide.

Counselors will be available to answer questions.

This is an ISU Counseling and Testing event. Contact Jared at gardjare@isu.edu if you need additional information. Information about how you can help to prevent suicides will be available.

For more information ISU Suicide Prevention and Awareness Week events, contact Hillary Locke, ISU Counseling and Testing Services, (208) 282-2130.