September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Sept. 18, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is redoubling its efforts this month to increase awareness about suicide.
The University has designated September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This year's theme is "A Global Agenda on the Science of Prevention, Treatment and Recovery."
Members of WMU's Suicide Prevention Program established the month-long observance to expand on World Suicide Prevention Day, which was Sept. 10, and national Suicide Prevention Week, which was Sept. 6-12.
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To get the word out about how to help prevent suicide and where to go for help, the Suicide Prevention Program has been sponsoring a variety of activities for the WMU community, such as displaying information on all residence hall dining room napkin holders until Sept. 30.
Suicide Prevention Awareness activities
For more information about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, contact the WMU Suicide Prevention Program at (269) 387-1887. Visit www.uctc.wmich.edu/prevention to learn more about the program and prevention resources.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org