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September 6-9, 2022

Suicide Prevention Week

Join us September 6-9 for Suicide Prevention week at Boise State University. Check out our list of events below and invite a friend as we build a community that is #HereForYou.

Boise State Unviversity Here For You button.

Need a Here for You button for Suicide Prevention Week? Stop by the Office of the Dean of Students in the Campus School Building, Suite 120 to grab one for you and all your peers!

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Tolerate the Tension– Join us for an inflatable obstacle course and some resources about moving through distress. Bring a friend and be sure to sign the waiver!
      • 11:30 AM-3:30 PM
      • Quad

Wednesday, Sept. 7

    • Spread the Love– Have you ever done a random act of kindness? Today is your day! Stop by one of the three locations on campus to give someone a flower, leave a note of encouragement, or make an inspirational button!
        • Location #1: Flower Station Outside of the Campus School Building, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
        • Location #2: Wall of Encouragement in the Library by Guru Donuts, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
        • Location #3:  Design Your Mental Health in the DKMT Courtyard, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Puppies and Popsicles– Stop by to say hi to the Duke of Students (therapy dog in training) and Jett the official therapy dog of Boise State Athletics!
      • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
      • SUB Patio
  • Chalk the Walk for Mental Health– Do you like chalk art? Do you like pizza? Bring a friend and grab a chalk kit to “chalk the walk” around Albertsons Stadium and along the SUB Patio with positive mental health messages. Pizza will be served at 5:30!
      • 5:30 PM-7:00 PM
      • Meet by the Allen Noble Hall of Fame on the Southwest side of Albertson’s Stadium
  • Solve the Unsolvable– Mocktails, Happy Hour snacks, and a mystery that needs to be solved! Engage in problem solving, make some friends, and enjoy an evening of mocktails!
      • 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      • Bergquist Lounge

Friday, Sept. 9

  • Boise State Women’s Volleyball vs Southern Utah Suicide Prevention Game
      • 4:30 PM
      • Bronco Gym
  • Football Watch Party– Come watch the football game against the New Mexico Lobos! Free snacks, Bronco swag, and good company. Grab a friend and a blanket for this picnic style watch party!
      • 6:30 PM (Kickoff at 7:00 PM)
      • Intramural Grass Field by the SUB Patio
Football vs Nevada, Homecoming, Photo by Madison Park

Campus Resources

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people between in the ages of 10 and 44 in Idaho. Many people believe that talking about suicide will put the idea in someone’s head or make their thoughts of suicide more lethal. Research has taught us that not only is this a myth, but suicide is actually preventable. For more information on current suicide research, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.