UT puts $2.5 million towards suicide prevention

CW39
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AUSTIN,TX – Robin Williams’ death is a shocking reminder that depression and suicide affect people from all walks of life.

Now that tragic wake-up call could be responsible for saving lives right here in Texas.

The University of Texas system regents voted Thursday August 21 to put $2.5 million toward two new suicide prevention programs for students.

One is an after-hours crisis hotline to be funded for five years, and the other, a ‘bystander intervention initiative’ will be funded for three years.

That program will teach UT students and employees how to recognize and offer help with mental health issues.

With stats saying three out of four people who attempt suicide never seek out counseling, recognizing the signs that someone’s suffering is critical.

Moving away to college can be thrilling, but it can, also, be lonely and isolating.

Putting a generous chunk of change toward improving the mental health of students seems like a wise investment in everyone’s futures.

 

Popular

CW39 HOUSTON NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

GET THE NEW CW39 APP

Weather Headlines - Adam Krueger

Carwash forecast - Star Harvey

7-day forecast - Star Harvey

High temperatures Thursday - Adam Krueger

Radar History

Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl team up for a pandemic anthem

Hey Houston! Children's Museum Houston needs your vote

Spring Into Car Care 1

Rain levels through Friday - Star Harvey

ERCOT Weather Power Request - Meteorologist Adam Krueger Responds

Best Places To Bike

Apollo 13 Exhibit - Part 2- Sharron Melton

Gas Price Forecast

LOL Maggie and Star - Leduc Chocolates - Houston Happens 04102021

Houston Happens - Maggie Flecknoe and Star Harvey 04102021

Pentagon investigating UFO images - Mystery Wire

Active 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected

FEATURED STORIES

More Featured

CRIME

More Crime

Local Headlines

More Local

Don't Miss