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How To Get Involved in the Green Bandana Project

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The Green Bandana Project at UCI is a campus-wide visibility campaign that is open to and encourages participation by all students, faculty, and staff. By taking a simple pledge, participants will be outfitted with a green bandana and resources cards, officially indicating to the campus community that they are a safe resource to help those in crisis find the help that they need.

In an effort to get the word out and to build community of care we are inviting individulas, departments, student groups, and other campus organizations the opportunity to come together and take the pledge.

 

How to Participate as an Individual:

If you are wanting to take the pledge on an individual level you can stop by one of our tabling events, resource fairs, and other outreach and prevention initiatives throughout the year where we will hosting pledge stations allowing the campus community to take the pledge, get their bandanas, and be provided with resource cards to distribute across campus when needed.

You can also stop by the Main Counseling Center Lobby (203 Student Services 1) and ask to take the pledge at our front desk. You will then be provided with a pledge packet which includes a welcome letter, 2 resource cards, and a green bandana.

  • Display Your Bandana: All participants who take the pledge are encouraged to display their green bandanas in visible areas. Tie it to your bag/backpack, hang it in your office/dorm room; the choice is yours! As long as the community can see it, they will know that you are a resource for mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Familiarize Yourself with Campus Resources: Study the resource cards that are given to you to familiarize yourself with the resources that the campus already provides for those in crisis, as well as nationwide resources that can help anyone outside of the campus. You can keep a card for yourself, as well as hand out cards to those that approach you seeking help. More cards can be requested through the Counseling Center.
  • Learn More About How to Be A Resource: Visit the Green Bandana Project training modules on the Counseling Center website, to learn more about how to best support your community as a resource.

 

How to Participate as an Organization:

If your department or student organization is wanting to show support and take the pledge by following a few quick steps.

  • Reach out to the UCI Counseling Center at couns201@uci.edu to request to take the pledge for your organization.
  • The Counseling Center will then put together a pledge packet for your organization/department including a welcome letter, QR code flyer to take the pledge, resource cards, and the appropriate number of bandanas.
  • Display Your Bandana: All participants who take the pledge are encouraged to display their green bandanas in visible areas. Tie it to your bag/backpack, hang it in your office/dorm room; the choice is yours! As long as the community can see it, they will know that you are a resource for mental health and suicide prevention.
  • Take a Picture: After your organization/department has taken the pledge, we ask that you gather your group for a community photo with your Green Bandanas on display. These photos will then be displayed on the Counseling Center website with the department or organization’s name.
  • Familiarize Yourself with Campus Resources: Study the resource cards that are given to you to familiarize yourself with the resources that the campus already provides for those in crisis, as well as nationwide resources that can help anyone outside of the campus. You can keep a card for yourself, as well as hand out cards to those that approach you seeking help. More cards can be requested through the Counseling Center.
  • Learn More About How to Be A Resource: Visit the Green Bandana Project training modules on the Counseling Center website, to learn more about how to best support your community as a resource.

 

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