RU a Lifesaver

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RU a Lifesaver

Empowering students to increase help-seeking behavior for suicidal thoughts and reduce the stigma associated with mental health services.

 

Are you concerned about a friend?...

Symptoms of someone who may be struggling include:
  • Depression that interferes with daily routine or excluding themselves from social activities
  • Lack of coping skills around day-to-day problems or intense reactions to certain situations
  • Extreme highs, irrational thoughts/behaviors, sleeplessness and compulsive behavior
  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol
  • Severe anxiety or stress
  • Constant feelings and expressions of sadness or hopelessness

How can I help a friend/student?

  • Be honest with yourself—you can’t solve their problems, but you can support them as they figure out what is right for them.
  • Don’t take it on alone—they are lucky to have your support, but they might also need qualified professional support!  Learn about resources such as counselors & health care providers and share these. The Wellness Center offers these resources.
  • Promote the idea that there is hope.  Let them know how strong you believe they are and that they can get through this!
  • Keep in touch—check in regularly and encourage them to keep talking to you and other friends (this helps them create a broad support network).
  • The Wellness Center provides training for faculty and staff on recognizing and helping students in distres. View the presentation here or email wellnesscenter@rowan.edu to schedule an in-person presentation.

     
    Upcoming Events

    March is 'WALK MADNESS'!

    Join us Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28 for a week of fun activities across campus! Simply stop by one of the events and register (for FREE) for the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. Win free prizes, pet puppies, and support friends, family, and loved ones on Sunday, April 28. For a list of the week's events, please click HERE!

    (Please see below for more information regarding the Out of the Darkness Walk.) 

     

    Ready to Walk for a Great Cause? 

    The Second Annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Wall will be held Sunday, April 28 at Rowan. To sign-up for the walk, click the flyer below! 

    Campus Walk


 

Resources for Support

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