August ALR Newsletter

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It’s hard to believe that classes are about to start! Now is the time to plan for events such as, National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7th-14th, 2014).  Promotional items are available for ordering!

Promotional Items

Highlighters, post-it notes, pens, brochures and magnets are available to order. We will continue to maintain the ALR website and provide updates to each school monthly even as the grant comes to an end.

To order promotional items, please fill out the order form here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

Success Stories

Remember to email your success stories to Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu! We want to highlight all your hard work!

ALR on Your Campus

ALR monthly numbers will continued to be distributed through the mail merge email system. Please let Kimi know if you have any concerns with distribution.

In the News

The links below can be utilized on your campus social media to raise awareness regarding suicide prevention, stigma surrounding mental health and similar topics!

Destigmatizing mental disorders key to teen suicide prevention, says advocate mom

Blood test could predict risk of suicide -> this article could help alter the perception that people should just “get over it”.

Pa. suicide prevention efforts to start early -> “New legislation in Pennsylvania requires all schools (6th-12th grades) to adopt age appropriate youth suicide awareness and prevention policies.”

Soldiers Are Seeking Care For PTSD, Depression More Frequently Now, As Stigma Of Mental Illness Decreases

If you have any articles you’d like to be included, please email Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

July ALR Newsletter

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Remember to continue planning events for the Fall and Spring semesters.  We will be providing ALR promotional items on a first-come, first-served basis!  

Some events to plan for are: National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7th-14th, 2014) or National Day Without Stigma (October 6th, 2014). 

Promotional Items

Highlighters, post-it notes, pens, brochures and magnets are available to order. We will continue to maintain the ALR website and provide updates to each school monthly even as the grant comes to an end. 

To order promotional items, please fill out the order form here. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu. 

Success Stories

We haven’t received any success stories from any ALR schools, so please send your successes to Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu

ALR on your campus

ALR monthly numbers will continued to be distributed through the mail merge email system. It has been well-received by many schools.  If you have any questions or concerns about your school’s ALR numbers, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or by phone at 573.882.1750.  Together, she will help you brainstorm ideas for events that highlight the Ask. Listen. Refer. training program. 

June ALR Newsletter

June means that summer is in full swing so make sure to start planning for the Fall semester! Some events you can add are: planning a stress-less event for National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7th-14th). Or, plan an event for National Day without Stigma (October 6th, 2014). Any of these events can feature ALR and ALR promotional items.

Promotional Items

Highlighters, post-its, pens, brochures and magnets are available to order.  The grant for these promotional items is coming to an end, so please order what you need for the fall semester now. The ALR training program will continue; however, some resources, such as promotional items, will no longer be available.  Promotional items will be first come, first serve.

The online order form is available here. For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

Success Stories

Each month we will be highlighting a school’s successes in this newsletter! If you have a success you’d like to share, please email it to Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

This month at the University of Missouri, the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies vowed to require all Freshman Interest Groups take the Ask. Listen. Refer. training.  This means that 35-45% of MU students will be taking ALR.

ALR on your campus

ALR numbers will continue to be distributed through mail merge.  If you have any questions about your school’s numbers, please contact Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or by phone at 573.882.1750.

May ALR Newsletter

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May is the beginning of summer for many schools and is a great time to start planning for the Fall semester!!  Ask faculty members to take the training during the summer and then recommend they add the training into their course syllabus.  Plan a stress-less event for National Suicide Prevention Week (September 7th-14th). Or, plan an event for National Day without Stigma (October 6th, 2014). Any of these events can feature ALR! 

Promotional Items

Highlighters, post-its, pens, brochures and magnets are available to order.  The grant for these promotional items is coming to an end, so please order what you need for the fall semester now. The ALR training program will continue; however, some resources, such as promotional items, will no longer be available.  Promotional items will be first come, first serve.

The online order form is available here. For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu. 

ALR on your campus

ALR numbers will continue to be distributed through mail merge.  If you have any questions about your school’s numbers, please contact Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or by phone at 573.882.1750.

 

April ALR Newsletter

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April is Stress Awareness Month and since many students are also starting to study for finals, make sure all students are aware of stress reduction activities on campus.  Making resource information readily available is an excellent idea!

Promotional Items

Pens and brochures are currently on order, so please be patient with those shipments.  Highlighters, post-its and magnets are available to order.  The online order form is available here. For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu. 

Remember to ask faculty to add the ALR training program to their curriculum for extra credit!

ALR on your campus

ALR numbers will continue to be distributed through mail merge.  If you have any questions about your school’s numbers, please contact Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or by phone at 573.882.1750.

Anthology

Preventing College Student Suicide: An Anthology is free for you to order.  If you’d like a copy, please fill out this wufoo form: https://garners.wufoo.com/forms/preventing-college-student-suicide-an-anthology/

Your order form needs to be turned in my April 30th in order to receive the anthology. 

 

March ALR Newsletter

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March is National Sleep Awareness Month so it’s a great time to plan an event that discusses sleep and the benefits of getting 8-9 hours of sleep each night.  Hand out promotional items and information about the ALR training!

Plan a stress-less event for around finals and include a care-package with post-its, pens and highlighters! Include a brochure so students can take the training! Make sure to mention that the training only takes 20-30 minutes and is beneficial for their future. 

Remember to contact faculty and staff about adding ALR to their extra credit curriculum! 

Promotional Items

Pens, highlighters, post-its and brochures are available to order.  The online order form is here.  For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or 573.882.1750.

ALR on your campus

Hopefully you’ve noticed that the ALR numbers were distributed differently last month. If you have any questions about the numbers, please email or call Kimi. 

Please take a look at the suggestions above and take part in an event that features the Ask. Listen. Refer. training. If you need alterative ideas, please contact Kimi to brainstorm ideas.

February ALR Newsletter

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February is a great time to contact faculty and staff about adding ALR to their extra credit curriculum.  Doing it before the faculty turn in their syllabi is ideal, so please start contacting faculty on your campus! Another idea for February is a “Random Acts of Kindness” Day! Pass out complimentary notes to students around campus. 

 Promotional Items

Pens, highlighters, post-its and brochures are available to order. The online order form is here. As students start studying for finals, hosting a stress-less event with promotional items is a good idea! For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or 573.882.1750.

ALR on your campus

Starting this month, ALR numbers will be distributed via email to the ALR contact at each school.  If you’d like to know how other schools are performing, please email Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu. 

Increasing ALR numbers is a good thing for all campuses.  If you need ideas on how to increase your numbers, please contact Kimi to brainstorm ideas!