UA Active Minds Meeting Recap #2

Welcome, welcome!

Hello, stigma fighters! We hope you've all been having a lovely start to your semesters. We'd first like to extend our gratitude to all the incredible individuals who attended our first QPR training last Tuesday. It was truly a fantastic and valuable experience to have shared with everyone!

Couldn't make it? Don't worry, we've got you covered:

  • Attendees had the privilege of receiving free QPR suicide prevention training from our very own club supervisor, Lee Ann Hamilton.
  • What is QPR, you ask? Question, Persuade, Refer
  • Members took advantage of some invaluable insights and suicide prevention techniques shared by their fellow mental health advocates
  • Last but not least: we met a TON of new members! This is something we always love to see. Everyone from Freshmen to Super Senior Wildcats made their presences felt!

September 10 - October 6 is Active Minds Suicide Prevention Month!

This year's theme is: Silence hurts us all.

Make your voice heard through Active Minds' new social media campaign, using the hashtag: #ReasonsISpeak

Why do you stand up and speak out about suicide? It certainly isn't an easy thing to do. Share your story via #ReasonsISpeak

For more information, check out Active Minds' official website.

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Tucson Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Sunday, Oct. 5th, 8am

900 S Randolph Way

Tucson, AZ

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Out of the Darkness Walk is right around the corner! There is no cost to participate in the walk, but the funds you raise will help AFSP Arizona support a number of programs dedicated to suicide prevention and support for those affected by mental illness and suicide loss.

To register for the walk, click here.

To donate to UA Active Minds' fundraising page, click here.

There are also a number of volunteer spots available for the day of the walk! More updates on this will be sent out as soon as more information is received.

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National Depression Screening Day!

Thursday, Oct. 9th, 9:30am-2:30pm

UA Mall, University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week!

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) consists of various awareness events - including an optional screening component - and is held annually during this week. This year, these events will be taking place right here on the U of A Mall.

Active Minds has been invited to help administer the screenings. Not only is this a great way to reach out to your fellow Wildcats, it's also a perfect way for us to spread awareness about mental illness! Additionally, CAPS professional staff will be available to speak to students who score positive for depression, anxiety, bi-polar, or PTSD.

For members interested in helping out, you can sign up here!