Editorial

The Wellness Corner

COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE

Welcome to the fall semester!

Our semester has just begun, but that doesn’t mean students aren’t feeling overwhelmed.

A big part of being successful in school is reaching out for support.

In September, we observe National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month where we remind ourselves that we can be the one to offer support to others as well as to get extra support for ourselves.

Check out www.bethe1to.com for more information about how you can #BeThe1To help.

On Sept. 15, the WCC PAU Violence community along with WCC Mental Health & Wellness walked in the Out of the Darkness community walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

The walk aimed to raise awareness of the need to help people be able to talk about their own struggles or losses and to learn that we can change the culture around suicide and mental health.

To find out more about these issues, contact Karla Silva-Park at karlas@hawaii.edu.

 

If you or someone you know is in need of support, please see the following community resources:

Suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisistextline.org

sprc.org/states/hawaii

 

For on campus support, please contact the WCC Mental Health & Wellness Program at 235-7468 or stop by Hale Kako`o 101.

 

*​If it is an EMERGENCY, call 911 or campus security at ext 355 or 235-7355. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed with a crisis or in need of mental health services immediately, please call ACCESS LINE at 832-3100 or go to your nearest hospital.

 

by Karla Silva-Park, LMHC, NCC

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