In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month, College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Beta Sigma Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will place 1,100 flags in suicide awareness month colors, purple and teal, on the campus lawns to help students and staff visualize the loss.
There will be a banner for students to sign after they have added the crisis hotline number to their cell phones. Reading material will be available for students who have any questions.
National Suicide Prevention Month is an annual campaign in the United States to inform and engage health professionals and the general public about suicide prevention and warning signs of suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Idahoans age 15-34. There are 1,100 suicides at colleges every year.
“It is our greatest hope as the Beta Sigma Pi Chapter that students and staff will help spread the hotline number to family and friends and reach out to those who may be exhibiting signs of suicidal thoughts or behaviors,” said Elizabeth Carter, Beta Sigma Pi President.
Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.
Ada Campus Pintail Center (APIN)
Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.
Nampa Campus Academic Building (NCAB)
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress: 1-800-273-8255