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Stand Up to Depression

Reach out to others

All of us experience ups and downs in our lives; however, there are times when it crosses the line and becomes hard to manage on our own. If a friend is experiencing feelings of sadness, low energy, severe anxiety, or hopelessness that doesn't seem to go away, or makes it hard to socialize, sleep, or attend classes it could be something more than "just stress." Make a plan to reach out to your friend, listen to their struggles, and ask others for help. It only takes one person to make a difference, and that person can be you. Stand Up! will give you the skills to be the difference.

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Also, know the signs for suicide risk:changes in mood, personality, or how one acts; isolating; talking or hinting about death; talking about being a burden or feeling trapped; increased substance use.  If someone you know is showing these signs, take action. You could save a life!

  •  Call 9-1-1 if someone is threatening or attempting suicide.
  •  Text START to 741-741 for support, or if someone is thinking about suicide.
  •  Call 1-800-273-TALK for help.

Depression can impact anyone, so it is important to take the time to listen to others. If you feel you have depression or think that you have depression, you can reach out to campus resources or people in your life to receive support. If you think someone you know has depression, take the time to listen, offer support, and tell them about resources. The videos below demonstrate how important it is to take the time to listen to others and seek support.

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Stand Up to alcohol abuse

Know the signs of alcohol poisoning and how to avoid potentially dangerous situations. Your knowledge for yourself or intervening for a friend or stranger can be lifesaving.

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Stop bias and bullying

Our campus is no place for bias and bullying behavior, and we need the help of all students to be ready and willing to jump in and respond to these negative behaviors if they witness them. Find out how to get the tools to do so.

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Stand Up to violence

Standing Up to prevent or stop interpersonal violence is all of our responsibility, and this training can give you the skills and confidence to know how to safely and effectively intervene if you witness an unsafe situation.

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