Nominate a Student to Serve as a Suicide Prevention Peer Leader

Boise State has received the Garett Lee Smith grant to help students struggling with mental health and/or substance use, and as one of its initiatives, the university plans to implement a strength-based, comprehensive wellness program called Sources of Strength.

The Office of the Dean of Students is asking faculty and staff to identify and nominate students who would be effective peer leaders for this suicide prevention program. They are looking for peers who are “influencers” – natural leaders with specific influence within smaller groups or networks on campus. The program is described as fun, interesting, energetic and strength-based, rather than depressing.

Students selected as peer leaders will:

  • Participate in a two-day training in late August.
  • Help launch three to four messaging campaigns throughout the next academic year.
  • Attend monthly meetings.

To nominate a student for this peer leader team, contact April Thorndyke at aprilthorndyke@boisestate.edu by Friday, April 19.