sign reading It Matters that You Are HereA campus walk of hope and healing is set for Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Suicide awareness walk to promote hope and healing

An event Wednesday, Sept. 27, will bring the campus community together to raise awareness of suicide prevention and promote help-seeking.

The “It Matters that You’re Here Walk of Hope and Healing” is set for Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall, starting at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Hosted by Student Health, Counselling, and Wellness Services in partnership with Human Resources and the Office of Student Experience, the event will begin with light refreshments and opening remarks by campus leadership, introduce suicide prevention Care Champions, and proceed on a route of approximately one kilometre concluding with creative activities for writing and sharing messages of hope.

“Experiencing thoughts of suicide can be overwhelming and isolating,” says Katie Chauvin, mental health and wellness co-ordinator. “We want to make sure that those living with this pain know that there are many people on campus who care and who are here to help them find safety, support, and healing.”

Participation in the walk is open to UWindsor students, faculty, and staff. Register here to join.

For anyone experiencing thoughts of suicide or distress, resources for support can be found on the It Matters that You’re Here website. Click here to learn more.