Suicide Prevention & Awareness Walk hosted by Fort Scott Community College
Come show your support and help raise awareness for suicide prevention!
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and you can help in saving lives and bringing hope, one step at a time, to those affected by suicide. Suicidal death is a public health concern that profoundly impacts those affected. By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide, and encouraging well-informed action, we can help reduce instances of suicide around our community. This week is Suicide Awareness Week (Sept. 4th-10th). I created a poster in Ellis Fine Arts Center for anyone who would like to share a photo of someone they lost to the battle of suicide. Please bring the photo to the Foundation Office and we will hang it up for you. Additionally, there are ribbons of support in the Instruction Office if you would like one.
A flyer is attached for a suicide prevention and awareness walk. Our goal is to walk for a loved one lost, people who walk in support of someone struggling, those who walk for themselves, and those who walk to connect with others who understand.
Linda Her, an outpatient therapist, is now available for FSCC students and employees. Her office is currently located in the Ellis Fine Arts Center, and she is available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Thursday, and 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday’s.
By encouraging understanding, reaching out, and sharing experiences, we can assist in giving students and staff the confidence to act. Preventing suicide requires everyone to become a beacon of light to those in pain.