I attended my first introductory physics lecture and found myself surrounded by 200 other students. I had never been in this environment before and was overwhelmed by the pace of the course and the lack of individual attention/recognition. I tried attending office hours when I didn’t understand the material but the attendance was usually upwards of 50 people–I felt like student #____. I decided to focus my time and energy on attending discussion sessions and office hours with my TA. I integrated myself into a smaller, more intimate group that I could learn with and seek out direct attention from. This experience helped me realize that I needed personal connections and face time with others in order to learn. I encountered this same dilemma of large class sizes numerous times throughout my undergrad years and I knew exactly what I needed to do.
Suicide Prevention Awareness <http://www.suicideispreventable.org>
Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide <http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/savefriend_general.aspx>
SAVE - Look into the “Suicide Prevention and Depression Information” on the left side <http://www.save.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=1>
2010 Hispanic Suicide Fact Sheet <http://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/Resources/FactSheets/Hispanic2012.pdf> 2010 Youth Suicidal Behavior Fact Sheet <http://www.suicidology.org/Portals/14/docs/Resources/FactSheets/ YouthBehavior2012.pdf>
Infographics on Suicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Risk Factors and Warning Signs <http://www.afsp.org/preventing-suicide/risk-factors-and-warning-signs>
Suicide Prevention Basics <http://www.sprc.org/basics/about-suicide>