To: All UBC faculty and staff
Each year, a number of UBC students, faculty, and staff consider suicide.
Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.
How you can help:
– Learn about suicide warning signs, find out how to talk about it, and discover support and resources.
– Wear orange on Wednesday, January 28 (UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day) to show your support for those whose lives have been affected by the suicide of friends, family members, students, or colleagues, and to show that you want to reach out to those who are considering suicide.
– Reach out and connect with resources like the Employee and Family Assistance Program (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/benefits/efap) for faculty and staff, or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else.
Whether you’re thinking about suicide yourself, or you know, hear, or see someone who might be, the most important thing you can do is reach out.
Get help now:
Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Vice President, Students
Vice President, Human Resources
UBC a place of mind