Students write their last wishes

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The Chico State counseling program, UMatter, featured its “Before I Die” chalkboard wall in the Student Services Center Plaza during Suicide Prevention Week.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., hundreds of Wildcats were asked to write their final wishes on the board. The diversity of wishes ranged from traveling to getting married and having a square meal for dinner to staying in touch with family.

“I should go home to see my mother in San Francisco this week,” said Xiao Li, first-year computer information systems major. “I’ve neglected communicating with my family ever since I came to the university.”

UMatter is committed to providing a healthy environment for students by promoting self-health, awareness and communication.

The goal of the wall is to acknowledge the value of individual student wishes and importance of self-care.

Yang Dai can be reached at [email protected] or @YangDaiVip on Twitter.