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SBU Community Unites for Suicide Prevention Month in September

Walk of hope suicide

Walk of hope suicide

There are an average of 123 suicides each day in the U.S. It is the tenth leading cause of death in America — second leading for ages 25-34 and third leading for ages 15-24. To create awareness and strengthen the fight against suicide, the entire month of September is Suicide Prevention Month. 

The Center for Prevention and Outreach (CPO) at Stony Brook University has planned a series of events to raise awareness and support for mental health and mental illness. 

Week of September 12-18
Everyone wear purple or teal to show support for suicide survivors.

Wednesday, September 21
Peace of Mind Picnic, 12:30 pm to 3 pm, Staller Steps
Eat, play and explore the connection between your mental and physical health.

Wednesday, September 28
Fifth Annual Walk of Hope, 1 pm, SAC Plaza
Join the annual walk on the Academic Mall with signs in support of mental health and awareness. 

To learn more about programs and resources offered by CPO, visit

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