Concert/Cultural Show for Suicide Prevention Awareness
Sponsored by the Brown student group, Student Volunteers for the Samaritans of Rhode Island (SVTSRI)
Below is a letter from Bruce Gutierrez and the Student Volunteers for the Samaritans of Rhode Island (SVTSRI). http://mygroups.brown.edu/
If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Bruce at Samaritans.firstname.lastname@example.org by January 25th.
For information on the Samaritans of RI please visit the following link http://www.samaritansri.org/
Hi, my name is Bruce Gutierrez and I'm the president of the Student Volunteers for the Samaritans of Rhode Island (SVTSRI). Since 1977, the Samaritans of Rhode Island, a non-profit and non-religious organization, has worked in the community to raise awareness of suicide prevention and depression. The Samaritans offers a 24- hour listening line as well as a support group for those individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. The 24-hour listening line is available for those who are depressed, suicidal, or simply have no one to talk to. Although an official university club did not previously exist, Brown students have been hotline volunteers for many years. However, by the end of Fall Semester 2008, the Student Volunteers for the Samaritans of Rhode Island officially became a Category I club and eventually achieved Category II status.
One of the main goals of SVSTRI is to increase campus awareness of suicide prevention and depression. The executive board has decided to organize a concert-like event in which various performance groups (a cappella, dance, cultural, etc.) will perform, as a way to raise awareness. As of right now, the tentative date for the event is March 12th and the exact location is to be determined (I am trying to reserve Salomon or Sayles). The Samaritans would really appreciate it if your group could perform at this event. If your group is interested in performing, please let me know and email samaritans.brown@gmail as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for your time! I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Bruce Gutierrez '11