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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for young adults. According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 in 13 young adults in the United States ages 18 to 25 had serious thoughts of suicide between 2013 and 2014.

As September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we at the Libraries would like to remind you of all of the fantastic resources that the University has to offer. Most notably, the Center for Health and Wellbeing offers a wide range of services to support your mind, body, and soul while you’re at UVM. The Center for Health and Wellbeing offers care at several locations; including Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center, Counseling and Psychiatry Services (CAPS) located at the Jacob’s house on South Williams Street and in the Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex on Redstone, and Student Health Services; located in the UHC building on Pearl Street. For more information or support, stop by Living Well on the ground floor of the Davis Center and meet with their friendly and welcoming staff – including Tucker, UVM’s own therapy dog!

Also, keep an eye out for our regular de-stress events here at the Bailey/Howe, usually during midterms and finals!

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UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Suicide Prevention Resources

 

For More Information…

If you are looking for information on suicide prevention from a research perspective, check out the following journals below. And as always feel free to stop by the Reference Desk for assistance!

Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior

American Journal of Psychiatry

Archives of General Psychiatry

Wellness Perspectives

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice

Friday, September 9th, 2016

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Breaking the Deckle: Using the Paper Arts for Social Justice
Drew Matott, Peace Paper Project
October 11, 5:30 pm
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library

Drew Matott is a master papermaker with an expertise using traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement, and community activism. In this presentation, Mattot will discuss how he became involved with the paper arts and describe the genesis of the community papermaking programs he has co-founded, including Green Door Studio, Combat Paper Project, Peace Paper Project, Papermaking as Art Therapy, and Panty Pulping.

Matott directs the vision and strategy of Peace Paper Project, which utilizes traditional hand papermaking as a means of engaging communities in art practices which bring people together, broadcast their stories, and transform their fibers into meaningful art pieces. The project operates everywhere from private workshops to public demonstrations in order to perpetuate the art of hand papermaking while adapting to the needs of each specific community. Peace Paper merges its skill set of papermaking, bookbinding, printmaking, and creative writing with the unique practices and concepts of host communities as a way of empowering  collaboration.

Other local colleges will also be hosting Peace Paper Project activities.In Panty Pulping workshops at St. Michael’s College on October 10 and at Champlain College on October 13, participants will confront sexual and domestic violence by transforming underwear into handmade paper. Champlain will also host an exhibit from October 9-29.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

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