Support Over Suicide & Students In Distress

If you see someone in distress or at risk of suicide, do you know how to help?

Many students experience a range of mental health issues, from depression and anxiety, to risk of self-harm or suicide. These are difficult issues to deal with if you are someone's friend, advisor, or instructor. 

This workshop is designed provide participants with a brief introduction on how to recognize potential signs of distress and/or suicide risk, how to provide immediate support, and how to make appropriate referrals.  Participants will learn how to ask about suicidal thoughts and learn how to effectively respond to students in distress using interpersonal skills. The workshop teaches participants how to successfully connect a student that may be struggling with various SFU and community based services. This workshop is free and open to all members of the SFU community.

Do you have concerns about your own mental health?

Please note that these sessions are designed to educate on how you can help others, and are not therapy. Explore more options for supporting students at SFU, or find resources for faculty and staff.



October 21


9:30am to 12:30pm


Online via Zoom


After registering, a Zoom link will be sent to you.