Stomp Out Stigma

Inspired by campaigns to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health treatment, University Counseling Services created a Stomp Out Stigma campaign.

To help our community recognize warning signs for suicide and assist others in need, UCS has chosen to offer the QPR (Question-Persuade-Refer) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. Campus professionals and community members who are in a strategic position to identify students at risk for suicide (e.g. faculty, staff, RAs, TAs, peer counselors, mental health advocates, student leaders, etc.) are encouraged to attend. QPR is intended to teach individuals how to:

• Recognize the warning signs of suicide
• Offer hope and support
• Get help and save a life

QPR sessions are scheduled:
Monday, September 11th from 3-4:30pm; MPSC Platteville Rooms
Tuesday, September 12th from 9-10:30 am; MPSC Platteville Rooms
Friday, September 29th from 8-9:30am; MPSC Platteville Rooms. 

Each session has a 25-person maximum. To sign up, please contact Teresa Miller, Counselor at University Counseling Services, millerte@uwplatt.edu, 608-342-1865.

 

The following videos shows members from our campus community courageously talking about why they think it is important for everyone to get help when needed.  With the statistic that 1 in 4 college students will experience a mental health challenge, there is no place for stigma on college campuses.

Watch the following videos and remember that your actions can help create an atmosphere on campus where it is ok to talk about mental health.

 

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