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Handing out conversation cookies to raise awareness for suicide

21 September 2023

Talking about suicide is important, but anything but comfortable. To make this difficult subject easier for students and staff to discuss, the university organised a campaign week in line with the national campaign ‘1K Z1E J3’ (I see you) being run by Stichting 113 Zelfmoordpreventie (113 is the phone number of the Dutch helpline).

‘Conversation cookies’ were handed out in the Van Steenis building, to give people the chance to talk with fellow students and staff members about how it really goes. Each pack contained two cookies, to share with someone else to help get a conversation going.

Would you like to know more? See the Leiden University message about suicide prevention.

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