WHAT IS NINE OUT OF TEN?

1 in 10 college students contemplates suicide. That means nine out of ten students have the opportunity to help that one who is struggling. Inspired by this statistic, Nine out of Ten is an ambassador program that empowers college students to be a hopeful voice for suicide prevention and promote a mental health movement on campus. Through student-led innovation and a multitude of approaches, Nine out of Ten student ambassadors engage in year-round advocacy and awareness activities to spread the message of Nine out of Ten:
BE AWARE
• Understand the prevalence of college student suicide
• Learn about the warning signs of suicide and resources that can help
• Look out for others and pay attention to signs that someone may be struggling
SPEAK UP
• Use your voice to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention
• Challenge stigma, pay attention to how you talk about mental health and suicide, and educate others when you hear inappropriate jokes or problematic language
• Talk about why suicide prevention is important to you
REACH OUT
• Express your concern when you're worried about someone and let them know that you care
• Connect others to professionals who can help
• Ask for help for yourself when you need it
#HELPSOMEONE
• Use what you have learned to help someone in need