Upcoming Events:

QPR Sessions
We are currently hosting QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer for suicide prevention) sessions throughout the school year for students, faculty and staff. If you are interested in scheduling a session or for more information please contact Patricia R. Gilmore, LMHC at 305-284-5511.
Hope Begins with YOU
QPR

Past Events:

Out of the Darkness Community Walks
By walking in American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Community Walks, students joined thousands of people nationwide to raise money for AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide, and assist survivors of suicide loss. Please register at http://www.outofthedarkness.org/ and join Our Team: UM LIFEGUARDS also remember to set a fundraising goal. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Patricia R. Gilmore, LMHC at 305-284-5511 or Nikki Abramson, LCSW at 305-284-5117 or nabramson@miami.edu.

Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 9am at University of Miami
Shedding Light on a Dark Subject

Saturday, November 14, 2009, 9am-1pm at Florida International University
Florida International University

Saturday, November 1, 2008, 9am-1pm at Tropical Park
Tropical Park

Walk to Prevent Suicide               

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
September 8, 2010 11:30am-1:30pm UC Breezeway
September 9, 2009 11:00am-1:30pm UC Breezeway
September 9, 2008 11:00am-1:30pm UC Breezeway

Students were served free pizza in exchange for taking information on mental health issues, including depression, suicide prevention and mental wellness. 'Take a slice, save a life!'
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week
Help Prevent Suicide and Get Free Lunch

Ice Cream Saves Lives
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 6:30pm, Mahoney Apt 137

Students watched " The Truth About Suicide: Real Stories of Depression in College" and participated in a discussion about suicide prevention. Students were also given handouts on suicide and depression warning signs and informed of steps to take to help themselves or others in need. Ice cream was served and students received Counseling Center give-a-ways.

What Makes You Smile
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 11:30am - 1:30pm at Hecht

What Makes You Smile
Students came by and shared with others things that make them smile. Participants were entered into a raffle for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate for Cookies By Design. Free snacks, give-a-ways and information were provided.

QPR – QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER

For Students
March 25, 2011 at noon in Flipse Building room 304
March 8, 2011 from 12:15pm - 2:00pm in UC 245
March 4, 2010 from 12:15pm – 2pm in UC Room 245
March 25, 2009 from 11:30am - 1:30pm in UC Room 241

Students became QPR Gatekeepers by attending a one hour training on suicide prevention. Lunch and refreshments were served. Hope Begins With You!

For Faculty and Staff at the Law School
March 24, 2011 at noon at the Law School
March 26, 2009 from 8:30am - 10:00am at the Law School

Several faculty and staff members became QPR Gatekeepers by attending this training on suicide prevention.

FOR INFORMATION ON LIFEGUARDS, INCLUDING UPCOMING EVENTS OR WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN SUICIDE PREVENTION EFFORTS AT UM, PLEASE CONTACT PATRICIA AT 305-284-5511. THANK YOU!