ETSU PEAKS Campus Suicide Prevention Project commemorated National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4th - 7th, 2012) with a number of events as well as a poster competition for those students living in the residence halls.
Students were encouraged to create posters for the aid of mental health promotion and education. Numerous submissions were received with a variety of themes ranging from depression, hope, and self-esteem.The artistic creativity and thoughtfulness applied to the posters submitted are a clear indication of ETSU students rallying to aid mental health awareness and education.
Great thanks and recognition to all those who submitted!
Others Events Held During National Suicide Prevention Week (September 4th - 7th, 2012):
|Black Flag Campaign|
Every year, more than 1,100 college students die by suicide. ETSU PEAKS commemorated National Suicide Prevention Week with a display of 1,100 black flags set up in front of the Amphitheatre to serve as a visual representation of the lives lost from suicide. This event has drawn large interest and community support during past years to facilitate our goals of suicide prevention through education, awareness, and knowledge of suicide. Information tables were also located along Pedestrian Parkway to help bring messages of hope and education to the students of ETSU.
September 4th, 2012
10am – 2pm
|Mental Health Awareness Day|
Our annual event was again a fantastic success! Students had fun while promoting positive knowledge about mental health concerns, as well as normalizing conversation about mental health issues. ETSU PEAKS, campus organizations, and local community groups provided mental health education, crisis and intervention resources, and activities such as tables with games, creative crafts and stress-relief (e.g., therapy dogs). Attendance appears to grow over the years, and with it awareness and fun!
September 6th, 2012
10am to 2pm
|Depression... The Musical!|
Performed by Comedian and Public Speaker Brian Wetzel, this one man show was a great success as he shared his unique and entertaining performance based on his own life experience of living with chronic depression for over 20 years. Great reviews were received from numerous ETSU students!
September 6th, 2012
6pm to 7:30pm