VolAware News

VolAware Street Fair Raises Awareness about Mental Health Issues

Chair massages, manicures, an inner-child play area, and a place to make your own stress ball. All of these fun activities will be featured on Wednesday, October 3, at UT’s VolAware Street Fair, an event to raise awareness about mental health issues. Activities will take place on the Pedestrian Walkway. The fair events are free and open to the public.

Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Survivor to Visit UT Knoxville

Kevin Hines attempted suicide in 2000 by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He is among the less than 2 percent of jumpers who have survived the 220-foot fall into the San Francisco Bay. Hines will share his story of survival with the UT Knoxville campus at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, in the University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

UT Knoxville Counseling Center Awarded Grant for Suicide Prevention Efforts

The Counseling Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through the organization’s Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program. The program assists colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide and enhance mental health services for students in crisis.

UT Knoxville Spotlights Mental Health Awareness with VolAware Events

UT Knoxville is working to raise mental health awareness through VolAware events this week. VolAware is UT’s mental health awareness, wellness and suicide prevention campaign. UT Knoxville will team up with the Knoxville chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) tomorrow for the “Stomp Out Stigma” concert. The free event will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. in Presidential Court.

Renowned Psychologist Visits UT Knoxville

Frederick Frese, an accomplished psychologist who battled his own mental illness, visits UT Knoxville on Tuesday, Sept. 22, as part of the campus’ VolAware initiative to address mental health awareness, suicide prevention and wellness.

Learn More About World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Begun in 2003, World Suicide Prevention Day aims to improve education about suicide, decrease stigmatization and, most importantly, raise awareness that suicide is preventable.

UT’s VolAware Street Fair Encourages Mental Health Awareness

UT Knoxville is working to raise mental health awareness with the VolAware Street Fair. The fair will take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the University Center Plaza. VolAware is UT’s mental health awareness, wellness and suicide prevention campaign.

Come Learn about Mental Health at the VolAware Street Fair

Mental health is an important aspect of everyone’s life that should not be ignored. Come learn about how to get help when you need it and how to get help for others at this year’s VolAware Street Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow on the UC Plaza.