Tyler Reed Starling Gatekeeper Fund

Tyler Reed Starling Gatekeeper Fund

From Jen Halsey

The Tyler Reed Starling Gatekeeper Fund at UNC and Berkeley will support suicide prevention efforts -- including education, awareness, training and resource knowledge -- on both campuses.

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Update #1

almost 3 years ago

We've asked Fundly to waive their processing fee. When we send the contributions to UNC and Berkeley next month, we will note each individual contributor and request that receipts be sent to you by email.

If you would prefer to send a check or make a contribution directly to the Fund at Carolina, you may do so via Shawne Grabs:

Shawne Grabs - Tyler Starling Gatekeeper Fund
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
P.O. Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you have any questions, Shawne can be reached at 919.949.6957 or shawne_grabs@unc.edu.

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The Tyler Reed Starling Gatekeeper Fund will be used to support:

I.   Gatekeeper Training

Gatekeeper training will educate natural helpers who interact regularly with students to recognize the warning signs of suicide and learn how to respond optimally.  A gatekeeper should ultimately be able to provide a link -- opening the gate -- between a student and a mental health professional.  We will provide a comprehensive training program for faculty/TAs, RAs, Student Affairs staff and parents that will be developed and delivered by Counseling and Psychiatric Services, Student Wellness and the Office of the Dean of Students.

 II.   Awareness

To complement the early identification and intervention of Gatekeeper training, we will implement a campus-wide social marketing campaign (i) to raise awareness of depression and suicide risks, (ii) to destigmatize the symptoms and condition, and (iii) to increase empathy and bystander intervention skill sets.  This will be accomplished through a multi-pronged approach of online training and resources, campus messaging through residence hall, classroom, bus and other public space posters; PSAs on campus TV, radio and ActivTV monitors; dining facility table top discussion prompts, and other promotional and program efforts.  

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Jen Halsey posted a new update:
almost 3 years ago

Update #1

We've asked Fundly to waive their processing fee. When we send the contributions to UNC and Berkeley next month, we will note each individual contributor and request that receipts be sent to you by email.

If you would prefer to send a check or make a contribution directly to the Fund at Carolina, you may do so via Shawne Grabs:

Shawne Grabs - Tyler Starling Gatekeeper Fund
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
P.O. Box 309
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you have any questions, Shawne can be reached at 919.949.6957 or shawne_grabs@unc.edu.

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