The URI Counseling Center offers outreach events and trainings to student groups, residence halls, Greek life, classes, and others on topics such as stress management, anxiety, mindfulness, alcohol and drug use, sleep, suicide prevention, and more.

To request an Outreach Program:
Please complete our Outreach Request Form
We will attempt to honor your request, which is tied to the availability of staff during the requested date(s)/time(s). We ask that you provide alternative days and times and that you submit the request at least two weeks in advance to ensure adequate planning time.

Ongoing Outreach Programs:

  • Alcohol Screenings
  • Be5K
  • Fresh Check Day
  • Welcome Wednesdays
  • Pet Assisted Therapy
  • Stress Relief Days
  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training:Many students who are considering suicide (the third leading cause of death for American young adults ages 18-24) provide warning signs before taking their lives (The American Association of Suicidology, 2009).  QPR (“Question, Persuade, Refer”) is a 60-90 minute program designed to educate people about detecting suicidality, persuading individuals to get help, and linking them up with that help.
    Dr. Warren Schwartz is certified in QPR and offers training for members of the URI community.  To learn more information about scheduling a QPR Training for your department or campus organization, please contact Dr. Schwartz, by phone: 401-874-2288 or email.
  • It Gets Better at URI: Coming Out for Change It Gets Better at URI: Coming Out for Change logowas created by the URI LBTQ Women’s Group, as part of the nationally recognized “It Gets Better” campaign to prevent suicide by instilling hope in youth struggling with their sexual and gender identities.

The Heather Fund:

This fund has been established at the URI Counseling Center in memory of Heather Vennewald to support services and programs in the prevention and treatment of depression and suicide in the URI community.  More information and ways to contribute are available here.