Upcoming Social Events:
- Practice your English conversation skills with native English speakers!
- Tuesday, September 27
- 4:30 – 5:30 pm
- MEZ 1.102
Cain & Abel’s Happy Hour Social
- Join your friends in the ELC for a fun happy hour social at Cain & Abel’s restaurant.
- 4:30 – 6:00 pm
- Cain & Abel’s, 2313 Rio Grande St.
Texas Global ISSS Happy Hour
- Join other international students at UT and eat pizza during this fun happy hour social.
- 6:00 – 7:30 pm
- Whitis Court
- REGISTER HERE!
Suicide is believed to be the second leading cause of death for college students. Remember, help is here for you. If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the following resources:
CMHC Crisis Line Call the CMHC’s 24/7 crisis line to speak with a crisis counselor anytime.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The designated three-digit dialing code routing callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) provides counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services that facilitate students’ academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being.
Be That One:
Visit the Be that One site to support students struggling with thoughts of suicide, to stay informed about suicide prevention, and to find ways you can get involved in suicide prevention at UT-Austin.
- Suicide warning signs are specific behaviors that could indicate someone may be thinking about suicide. Recognizing warning signs is an important first step in being able to help someone. The more warning signs you see, the more likely it is that your friend may be thinking about suicide. You can learn about the different warning sings online here.
- If you notice these warning signs, it is very important that you ask them directly if they are thinking about suicide. For more information on how to do this, read the How to Help a Friend page. To learn more about the warning signs, visit www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org.
Crisis Resources for Students
- In addition to the crisis resources listed above, UT Austin’s CMHC has several different resources listed about specific topics.
- When in doubt, ask for help. Read am I in crisis? for some examples of urgent situations.
How to Help: Suicide Prevention and BeVocal
- BeVocal is a university-wide bystander intervention initiative that promotes the concept that individual Longhorns have the capacity to prevent high-risk behavior and harm.
- Bystander intervention is recognizing a potentially harmful situation or interaction and choosing to respond in a way that could positively influence the outcome. This bystander intervention technique focuses on the three steps below. The content focuses specifically on how the steps can be used for helping students who are experiencing thoughts of suicide.
- Recognize Potential Harm
- Choose to Respond
- Take Action
- Read more about Be Vocal bystander intervention and about each step listed above online here. Remember, whatever way you decide to help, please do something. Taking action can save a person’s life.