Suicide Awareness Day 2016

To: Faculty, staff and students in Vancouver and the Okanagan

If you are a manager of staff whose work is not computer-based, please print this email and display it in a common work area for them to review.

Each year, a number of UBC students, faculty, and staff consider suicide.

Reaching out early and preventing suicide requires the help of everyone in the UBC community.

How you can help:

  • Learn about suicide warning signs, find out how to talk about it, and familiarize yourself with available support and resources.
  • Wear orange on Wednesday, January 27, UBC’s Suicide Awareness Day, to show your support for those who have been affected by suicide, and those who are struggling with suicidal thoughts.
  • Reach out and connect with resources like the Employee and Family Assistance Program ( for faculty and staff, or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433), if you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or are concerned about someone else.

Whether you’re thinking about suicide yourself, or you know, hear, or see someone who might be, the most important thing you can do is reach out.

Learn more:


Get help now:

Call 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

Louise Cowin
Vice President, Students

Lisa Castle
Vice President, Human Resources