"It’s very common to be concerned about a situation but not do anything about it. When we are around other people, we sometimes tell ourselves things like, 'if no one else is concerned, why should I be?' Or maybe you just don’t know what to do.
You can and should make the first move. Even if you don’t know exactly what to do, doing something is almost always better than doing nothing.
Remember, everyone can make the first move. We all have people we care about, and we all care about this community, so it is up to all of us to keep it safe.
Bad outcomes can be avoided if you do make the first move. You might be able to prevent someone from driving home after drinking, stop a sexual assault before it happens, or help a friend get help before he fails a class.
90% of students believe that a problem could have been avoided with intervention!"
Dare to be the red sheep! Check out Make the First Move webpage and contact Christine Johnston in the Recreation, Fitness, and Wellness Center to set up a program.
Also, check out the Counseling Center's Helping a Friend in Distress webpage.
Location: OC 1051
Hours: M-F, 8am-4:30pm
8/28 - Counseling Center Open House, @ Orr Center 1051, 3–5pm
9/3 - Student Involvement Fair, @ the Quad, 2–6pm
9/8 - Mental health screenings, @ the RFWC, 4–6pm
9/10 - World Suicide Prevention Day, Information table @ Rice Library, 11am–1pm
9/13 - QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training, @ Carter Hall, 9–11:30am. Click here to register.
9/16 - The Doctor Is In: Ask a Counselor, @ HRL Lobby, 3–4:30pm
9/17 - The Power Hour, @ the Multicultural Center (UC East), 12–1pm
9/24 - Speak About It: Consent, Boundaries and Healthy Relationships, @ Carter Hall, 7–8pm
9/25 - Where Do I Go for That? A USI Resources Refresher, @ UC 2217-2218, 12–1pm