Emory Cares 4 U is funded through the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Campus Suicide Prevention grant, which is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In 2004, President Bush signed into law the nation’s first youth suicide prevention bill named in memory of Senator Gordon Smith’s (R-OR) son who died by suicide in 2003.
Emory Cares 4 U provides culturally relevant awareness and support that fosters an integrated community of caring and enhanced well-being in order to reduce stigma and prevent suicide at Emory University.
A diverse, thriving, caring community, whose culture is transformed to prioritize holistic health and well-being, de-stigmatize mental illness, and dramatically reduce suicidal behavior.
Create a caring and inclusive community in which the stigma associated with mental health problems is reduced
Strengthen Emory’s infrastructure with regard to suicide prevention and response, tracking and surveillance, screening students for stress and distress and linking them to appropriate resources
Implement evidence-based gatekeeper programs that will enable members of the Emory community to identify students at risk
Develop and offer educational programs related to wellness, health promotion, and suicide prevention
Enhance Emory’s telephone hotline program (Helpline) so that students can easily access hotline assistance 24/7/365
Create and disseminate informational materials to all members of the Emory community and their loved ones with regard to wellness, health promotion, and suicide prevention
Emory Cares 4 U welcomes interested volunteers (faculty, staff, students) to participate on the Advisory Committee and/or on one or more of the Working Committees. If you are interested in getting involved, contact, Mahlet Endale, PhD, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org