April 7, 2014


Mental Health Awareness Week Kick off Fair

Come and meet members of The Counseling Center staff and representatives from various campus departments, student organizations, and community agencies. Enjoy the Therapy Dogs, Health Fair and much more!


Campbell Student Union Foyer


Enjoy and participate in a drum circle gathering and come and be part of a  Zumba session.

Tent at Perry Quad


Memorial Quilt to honor those lost to HIV/AIDS

This event will honor the lives of those we’ve lost and raise awareness of the importance of sexual health and knowing one’s HIV status. HIV testing will be provided by Evergreen Health Services. View the Mending of Hearts Memorial Quilt Panel display and learn about campus and community services.                           

Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall 1

12:00 & 4:00  

Film Screening: United In Anger

The film tracks the history of HIV/AIDS activism in the United States. There will be two screenings with facilitated discussions after each show.     

Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall 2


Letters of Appreciation Event

Be part of an evening of songs, dance and poetry as you have an opportunity to write a letter to a faculty, staff or student you appreciate because the person has touched your life in a positive way. Meet and be inspired by participating student UPstanders!    

Butler 210


April 8, 2014




QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention 

Ask a Question, Save a Life.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. QPR, facilitated by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide.  


Kognito At-Risk--Online, Interactive Suicide Prevention for Faculty and Staff


Weigel Health Center 203


Cyber quad

Wednesday April 9, 2014


Buffalo State Cares: A day long, free symposium to share the campus’ approach to being an UPstander

Free On-Site Registration for Symposium

Campbell Student Union Social Hall



Opening Remarks: Overview of the SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Grant and Symposium

Dear Me

Original production play by Buffalo State Theater Department: Meet Reggie, who is wrestling with the disturbing reality that his childhood pal, Charlie, has just died by suicide.  Ignoring Reggie’s desperate pleas, Charlie had recently come out-of-the-closet for all to know—the social impact was disastrous.  The play takes us along with him on his journey towards self-discovery and turning loss into lessons.

Campbell Student Union Social Hall


Panel presentation: Panelists will share personal stories including the effect of the QPR Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention and the impact of suicide.

Campbell Student Union Social Hall


Lunch on your own: Many Options Available at the Student Union







Visit the traveling exhibits from the Museum of disABILITY and stop by the tables with Public Service Announcements for information about resources.

Keynote Speaker

Jordan Burnham, from Active Minds national organization shares his battle with depression and his suicide attempt. Mr. Burnham was a student athlete and has been on CNN and ESPN sharing how he is rebuilding his life.

Campbell Student Union Social Hall


Buffalo State Cares- UPstander Awards

UPstander Awards will be presented to faculty, staff and students. The first community recipient is Mr. Darnell Barton the NFTA bus driver who compassionately reached out to help a troubled young stranger and kept her out of harm’s way.

Campbell Student Union Social Hall



QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention

Ask a Question, Save a Life.  Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college and university students, but it is also one of the most preventable causes of death. QPR, facilitated by certified trainers, is a program designed for everyone to learn what can be done to prevent suicide.

Butler 210

Thursday, April 10, 2014


SUNY Buffalo State EAP Presents Kevin Cunningham

Mindfulness While You Work.

Kevin Cunningham is the owner of KC’s Fitness and a powerful motivational speaker.

Butler 210


Healing Grief, Embracing Loss

This presentation focuses on normalizing and managing feelings associated with the loss of a loved one. Topics covered will include types of grief, myths, triggers and expectations as well as coping and self-care.

Weigel Health Center 203


Refresh, Relax and Self-Care

Different stress management activities will be presented including massage, reflexology, stress ball making, Touchstone memory activities, therapy dogs, art therapy and healthy snacks.

CSU Game Room and Lounge area

Friday April 11, 2014


Celebration of Life Memorial Service

A forum for the Buffalo State community to remember and celebrate students, faculty, staff and alumni who have died this academic year; includes songs, poems and the reading of the names. Reception follows.     

Burchfield Penney 2nd Floor Lobby

The Counseling Center would like to thank  Active Minds Buffalo State, Alumni Affairs, Athletics Department, CDHS, Crisis Services of Erie County, Critical Incident Support Team, Dean of Students Office, Disability Office, EAP, Events Management, Evergreen Health Services, Finance and Management, VP Office, Health Promotions, Institutional Advancement and Development Office, Instructional Resources, Music Department, Office of Student Affairs, Provost Office, Student Life, The Fitness Center, University Police, USG, Veteran Services, and Weigel Health Center. Materials and symposium developed under grant number 1U79SM060516-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS. The Research Foundation for SUNY is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.