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!

January ALR Newsletter

January is Mental Wellness Month and it is a great time to reach out to students about their mental health! Work with administrators to send an email to the entire student body informing them of the Ask. Listen. Refer. program! Suggest that the training can help a friend or is a great resume builder. Encourage student to complete the 20 minutes training before classes being. At this time, you can also speak with faculty about offering extra credit for students who complete the training!

Promotional Items

Pens, highlighters, post-it notes and brochures are available to order.  The online order form is here.  Student will be coming back to campus soon and welcoming them back with a highlighter or pen is a great idea!  For more information about promotional items, please contact Kimi Nolte at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

How many students, faculty and staff have taken ALR on your campus?

ALR numbers are a little low this month, likely due to Winter Break and final exams.  However, St. Louis College of Pharmacy had an amazing month with 141 people taking the training! Northwest Missouri State University also did very well.  A total of 194 people took the ALR training since the last newsletter.  To see how your campus is performing, look here!

We’d very much like to increase the number of students taking the ALR training, so please contact Kimi if you need to brainstorm some ideas!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or call at 573.882.1750.

December ALR Newsletter

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Winter break is a great time to plan events for the Spring semester! If you have an event in mind, please request some promotional items to advertise Ask. Listen. Refer!

Promotional Items

Pens, highlighters, post-it notes and brochures are available to order.  The online order form is here. It is important to get students, faculty and staff involved in ALR because students will approach their friends and authority figures with problems.  ALR teaches people how to respond properly!

How many students, faculty and staff have taken ALR on your campus?

Since the November newsletter, 508 people have taken the ALR training.  If you need help with ideas, please let Kimi know!

Some schools with good increases are: Washington University, Northwest Missouri State University, Saint Louis University, Missouri Western State University, Harris-Stowe State University, Southwest Baptist University, Avila University, Linn State Technical College and Jefferson College! Everyone, please share what you’ve been doing to get such great participation! To see how your campus is performing, look here!

Thank you!

We wanted to thank everyone who turned in their updates ALR contact and MOALR contacts!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or 573.882.1750.

November Newsletter

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Today marks the beginning of Veterans’ Week! Veterans are also a special population to consider when working on suicide prevention. This week, try to focus attention on veterans. If your campus is having an event, put some Ask. Listen. Refer promotional items out for students to take.

Changes to the ALR Data Sheet

Once again, we’ve made some changes to the data sheet.  The most recent addition is a column titled “Monthly Totals”.  This column shows the number of students, faculty and staff who have taken the ALR training during the past month.

Promotional Items

Pens, highlighters, post-it notes and brochures are available to order.  The online order for is here. It is important to get students, faculty and staff involved in ALR because students will approach their friends and authority figures with problems.  ALR teaches people how to respond properly!

How many students, faculty and staff have taken ALR on your campus?

Since the October newsletter, 1165 people have taken the ALR training! These are great numbers, but we can still do more!

Some schools that had a particularly good increase this month are: Missouri S&T, Maryville University, Washington University, Northwest Missouri State University, Truman State University, Saint Louis University, Missouri Western State University and Cottey College.  Everyone, please share what you’ve been doing to get such great participation.  I will post it on the ALR Facebook page! To check how your school is performing, look here.

Upcoming Events

Today, Kimi sent out an email asking for ALR Contact update and MOALR organizations.  If you are no longer the primary contact for ALR, this is a great time to update that information.

That document needs to be turned into Kimi by Friday at 5:00pm.  Email the document to Kimi at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu.

October 2013

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This Thursday, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day! Over the next couple of days, discuss mental health on your school’s social media accounts.  You can advertise the Ask. Listen. Refer training!  Topics to consider are: stigma reduction, how to be a supportive friend and highlighting mental health resources on your campus.  It’s also a great time to use the promotional items that you’ve ordered!

Changes to the ALR Data Sheet

There have been some changes made to the data sheet included in this newsletter.  In the header of each data sheet, you will now notice that there is a date range.  This range reflects the when the data was taken.  Since the date of the newsletter changes each month, this will give you a better idea of how your school is performing.

Promo Items

As always, pens, highlighters, post-it notes and brochures are available to order.  The online order form is here. It is important to get students, faculty and staff involved in ALR.  Some schools have been doing a tremendous job with involvement.

How many students, faculty and staff have taken ALR on your campus?

Since the September newsletter, 706 people have taken the ALR training! Which is really great! Some schools that had a particularly good increase are: Missouri S&T, Saint Louis University, Missouri Western State University and Southwest Baptist University! Some of these schools worked with other departments to get their ALR numbers up.  To check how your school is performing, look here!  What has your campus done to increase the number of students, faculty and staff taking ALR? Share it with us in the comments section.

Upcoming Events

Please bring attention to World Mental Health Day on October 10th!

We need your help!

We are compiling a list of relevant contacts in your community.  These contacts will be use to promote MOALR at the high school level.  Examples include high school counselors, people who work in counseling or suicide prevention.  Please send your contact’s information to kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu!  Thank you!

Remember that you can email me with any questions at kln9qd@mail.missouri.edu or call me at 573-882-1750.