Volleyball hosts mental health awareness game on September 10
-published with kind permission of Marquette Office of Marketing and Communication-
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette Women’s Volleyball Team is hosting a World Suicide Prevention Day mental health awareness game on Saturday, September 10 at 1 p.m. at the Al McGuire Center. The Golden Eagles, currently ranked No. 24 in the nation, will host LSU.
As part of the game, Marquette Athletics partnered with former Jenny Fischer, Comm ’19, and her Keep Showing Up campaign to support suicide prevention awareness and mental health as a whole. Fischer began producing t-shirts emblazoned with the phrase “Keep Showing Up” in 2020 to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Fischer’s inspiration came from his personal connection to the cause. His mother and grandfather both died by suicide.
Keep Showing Up shirts will be available for purchase at the game and donations will be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Fischer will be in attendance, along with representatives from the Counseling Center, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Keep Showing Up merchandise can also be purchased online.
Marquette Athletics is also offering free tickets to mental health groups on campus and in the community. These tickets can be claimed online.
National Suicide Prevention Week runs from Sunday, September 4 through Saturday, September 10. World Suicide Prevention Day is celebrated on September 10 every year.
Help is available for those who have suicidal thoughts. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides care and support for people dealing with stressful situations, whether it’s suicidal thoughts, a mental health issue, or a substance abuse issue. . It is a free and confidential service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:
- Call 988 (available in several languages)
- Texting 988 (English only)
- Using the chat function on 988lifeline.org (English only)
Marquette students can also call the university’s counseling center at 414-288-7172 to reach a counselor. The Counseling Center is located on the second floor of Holthusen Hall. On weekdays after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and holidays, call the Marquette University Police Department at 414-288-6800 and ask to speak to the custodial counselor.
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