Training, Healing and More Offered During Suicide Awareness Week

  • September 28th, 2021

Suicide Awareness Week is here and the Tide Against Suicide program has a medley of information, activities and more starting Oct. 4.

This year’s awareness week offers more than just educational classes, said Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Greg Vander Wal. The week features daily QPR (Question, Persuade Refer) classes with additional events scheduled. Most events are held at The University of Alabama Student Center, formally known as the Ferguson Student Center. Make sure to sign up for these events before space fills up.

The exterior sign for the counseling center outside of the South Lawn Office Building
The Counseling Center will host its annual Suicide Awareness Week Oct. 4-10.

Monday, Oct. 4:

Tuesday, Oct. 5:

  • QPR Training (Question, Persuade, Refer)
    • 1-3 p.m. in The University of Alabama Student Center Room 2408
  • “Dear Evan Hansen” Movie Screening
    • CMX Cinemas Hollywood 16 Theater, 4250 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa. (Formerly known as Cobb Theatre)
    • Time TBD
    • Free admittance, popcorn and soft drink

Wednesday, Oct. 6:

Thursday, Oct. 7:

Friday, Oct. 8:

Sunday, Oct. 10:

  • Out of Darkness Walk
    • 2-4 p.m. at The University of Alabama Student Center Plaza
    • This event provides community, connection, healing and hope for survivors of suicide loss and those with lived experience.


Caroline Gazzara-McKenzie, UA Strategic Communications,

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.