September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

Throughout the last half of this month, we are hosting events geared toward mental health and wellness. All events are open to all students, staff, faculty and the Chattanooga community!

See below for the calendar of events and be sure to save the dates for our Self-Care Event: Goat Yoga! Happening on the Challenger Center field on Sept. 20, 25 and Oct. 9 with sessions at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Space is limited, UTC students, faculty and staff should email to reserve your spot. You will need to bring your own towel or yoga mat.

Sept. 24 conference fee will be waived for UTC students, faculty and staff if they contact Tricia Henderson with the Dean of Students at

All other events are free and open to the public.

On-campus resources:

UTC Counseling Center
University Center Room 338

Office of the Dean of Students
(423) 425-4761
University Center Room 399

Center for Women and Gender Equity
(423) 425-5648
University Center Room 350

Multicultural Center
University Center Room 352
(423) 425-5648

Disability Resource Center
(423) 425-4006
University Center Room 108

Media Relations Contacts: Email Shawn Ryan or call (423) 425-4363.

Sarah is a staff writer in UTC's Office of Communications and Marketing.

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