Emory Cares 4 U is a campus-wide suicide-prevention effort. The program is funded through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Campus Suicide Prevention grant, which is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The mission of Emory Cares 4 U is to provide culturally relevant awareness and support that fosters an integrated community of caring and enhanced well-being in order to reduce stigma and prevent suicide at Emory University.
Emory Cares 4 U values the involvement of students, staff, faculty, and administrators. There are many ways to get involved. Below is a sample list—by no means exhaustive —of available volunteer opportunities. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions.
Join the Advisory Committee. We would welcome your attendance at a group that meets monthly to discuss and plan the implementation of the grant.
Receive gatekeeper training. We strive to train as many participants as possible on campus to identify individuals at risk for suicide and strategies for effectively intervening.
Work on website development/maintenance. Our site always can benefit from the addition of new materials for students (including international students), faculty, family, and friends, as well as from the maintenance and updating of the site.
Develop and present educational programs. We would value assistance with creating and delivering an educational module to various students groups that will include attention to health promotion and wellness. suicide prevention, and a more intensive interdisciplinary suicide-prevention course.
Join the International Committee. We would appreciate the inclusion of more individuals at this monthly group that meets to create educational tools for international students and scholars, as well as assist with translating materials into Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and other languages.
Help with video creation and production. We encourage people to join this team, which is writing, filming, and producing two videos, the first of which focuses on suicide prevention for students of Asian descent.
If you are interested in participating in any of these activities, or if you want to suggest and spearhead other initiatives, please contact Mahlet Endale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Active Minds. This student organization uses student voices to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. Their focus is on mental health awareness, education, and advocacy with the aim of reducing stigma. Throughout the year, members can participate in both campus-wide events and national programs. For more information, contact Katie Anderson (email@example.com).
Health Education and Promotion. The Division of Health Education and Promotion has a list of the many different ways to get involved depending on what students’ interests are, whether it’s music, script writing, food, Facebook, sounding off, photography, YouTube, Greek life, joining the Student Health Advisory Group, or others. To see the complete list, along with contact information, click on the following link http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hp/hp_get_involved.php or contact Heather Zesiger firstname.lastname@example.org).