Last Updated on September 12th, 2017
September 12th, 2017
Written by Brandon Peoples
This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and a team of students from Emporia State University are reaching out to try and provide information to those who are struggling.
Hornets for Hope will have several informational table events in the university union this week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day focused on warning signs, helpful community resources and leading up to a bake sale on the union square Friday. In addition, on Wednesday evening Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the nonprofit organization To Write Love on Her Arms will speak on campus at Albert Taylor Hall. His speech aims to present hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. It will take place at 7 p.m. inside Albert Taylor Hall.
Hornets for Hope president Ashleigh Burdorf was a guest on KVOE's Talk of Emporia Monday. She says she's excited to hear his speech.
At each event on campus this week tickets will be available for the organization's pancake feed which takes place 8 a.m. Saturday at Applebee's.
For more information, visit Hornets for Hope on Facebook.