Bacchus and Gamma Sponsor Suicide Awareness Week

As part of suicide prevention week, Bacchus and Gamma, a student group focused on promoting healthy behaviors, will sponsor speaker John Kevin Hines at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 in Baldwin Hall Auditorium.

Hines is one of 29 known survivors to have jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to end his life. In his presentation, he will discuss bipolar disorder, depression, suicide and survival.  

Admission to the presentation is free, and all in the Truman community are welcome to attend.

Other events throughout the week include planting bulbs to keep hope alive for those affected by suicide at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in front of the University Counseling Services building. At 6 p.m. Oct. 20, UCS will sponsor QPR training in the Student Union Building Activities Room to help students talk to their peers about suicide. UCS will also sponsor a Depression Screening Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Student Union Building Alumni Room.

Those concerned about someone struggling with suicidal thoughts, should contact UCS at 785.4014 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1.800.273. TALK.

For those interested in helping to plan future Bacchus and Gamma events, the group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in Baldwin Hall 251.

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