Live from the Library Lobby: “You’re Irreplaceable” Suicide Awareness & Prevention Initiative

The library lobby is bustling today, even more than usual. Staff from Fairfield's Counseling & Psychological Services, Campus Ministry, and students from FUSA will be here until 4pm today inviting everyone to add a positive message to large boards to highlight reasons to live.  Students, faculty, and staff are wearing “You’re Irreplaceable” stickers to remind the community of the value of life and that suicidal thoughts and depression can happen to anyone. At Fairfield University, students are encouraged to help one another and, importantly, utilize the professional mental health services on campus at Counseling & Psychological Services. Students can also reach out to Campus Ministry. All conversations are confidential.

Remember, you’re irreplaceable.

The “You’re Irreplaceable Project” is funded by the Julia Ryder Sill Fund. Julia ’13 took her life on campus during her sophomore year.

Counseling & Psychological Services has also compiled a list of several ebooks from the Library catalog about managing stress, anxiety, and depression. Feel free to check these out online with your Fairfield netID:

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne    

Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Tom Corboy, Jon Hershfield & James Claiborn         

Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness by Nancy Kocovski, Zindel Segal & Jan Fleming

Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Gunaratana   

A Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl & Elisha Goldstein        

Codependent No More and 3 Other Best Sellers by Beattie Melody   

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Thomas Marra, Jeffery Brantley & Matthew McKay

Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety by Jon Carlson & William J. Knaus           

Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook by Richard Swinson & Martin Antony   

OCD Workbook by Cherlene Pedrick & Bruce M. Hyman 

The Mindful Way through Depression by John D.Teasdale, Mark J. Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn & Zindel V. Segal

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Martha Davis, and Matthew McKay