Student Creates Display to REACH and Save Lives
Kate Smith, a REACH student trainer, combines her graphic design talent and passion for suicide prevention outreach to create an attention-grabbing display in the College of Business.
REACH© stands for Recognize the warning signs of suicide; Engage with empathy; Ask directly about suicide; Communicate hope; and Help suicidal individuals access care and treatment. The program teaches faculty, staff and students the risk factors, warning signs and how to intervene with potential suicidal situations.
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- [00:00:00.500]Hello, my name's Kate Smith,
- [00:00:01.930]and I'm a graphic design student
- [00:00:04.430]as well as a student worker
- [00:00:06.280]at the Office of Big Red Resilience and Well-Being.
- [00:00:09.790]Today, I'm creating a suicide prevention display
- [00:00:12.940]within the College of Business.
- [00:00:15.200]It should hopefully spread awareness for suicide prevention
- [00:00:19.120]and educate the students on REACH,
- [00:00:22.090]which is an acronym for how to prevent suicide,
- [00:00:26.000]so recognize warning signs, empathize with the individual,
- [00:00:31.280]ask directly about suicide, communicate hope,
- [00:00:34.640]and help access resources.
- [00:00:36.581](upbeat music)
- [00:00:39.530]So this is really exciting for us.
- [00:00:40.940]This is our first suicide prevention wall.
- [00:00:43.740]We hope to do two more this semester,
- [00:00:45.990]one on East Campus and another location to be determined,
- [00:00:49.580]so we're really excited
- [00:00:50.790]that the College of Business could be the first
- [00:00:53.020]and starting off strong with suicide prevention this spring.
- [00:00:56.700]I would just like to thank the College of Business.
- [00:00:59.090]The Office of Big Red Resilience really thanks you guys
- [00:01:01.820]for allowing us this opportunity.
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