Katherine Smith

Kate Smith 2019-20 Nebraska Women's Golf Nebraska Women's Golf Lincoln, Nebraska Game Start Time: 8:30 AM Game Date September 5, 2019 Photo by Scott Bruhn/NU Communications


Design in Suicide Prevention

Thesis Statement

REACH Suicide Prevention

I don’t want to be here anymore. The world would be better without me. I want to die. 

 When someone tells you one of these statements, what are you supposed to do?


80% of people tell someone before completing suicide. 90% of people show clear warning signs. Every one of us can prevent suicide, if we have compassion and the knowledge of how to act. UNL’s suicide prevention program, REACH is an important part of keeping our university culture safe and supportive. Ninety-minute REACH trainings have been administered to a large portion of campus to promote a campus culture of caring. In this exhibition I turned the ninety-minute presentation into an interactive, engaging experience. By using bright colors, supportive imagery, and an interactive display I hope to spread the knowledge of suicide prevention on campus. Everyone has the power to save a life.


Let’s Be Better Campaign
Creative Director
As student-athlete mental health is a passion of mine, I worked with the athletic department to launch a well being campaign to promote caring and camaraderie within the UNL athletic department. The campaign included an annual event, bag tags, and an integration plan within the department.

Lakeview Golf Course
Golf Instructor
For the past seven years I have served as a golf instructor, working with kids between 5-14 on technique, sportsmanship, and etiquette.

Out of Darkness UNL
AD/PR Chair
Working with the board to produce graphics to brand Out of Darkness as well as  promote suicide prevention. Our ultimate goal to raise awareness and raise money for the Out of Darkness walk.


2016–2019 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team-
2016–2019 Nebraska Scholar Athlete Honor Roll-
2018–2019 Academic All-BIG Ten-

Service and Leadership

Undergraduate Reach Trainer-
Nvolved Member-
SAAC Representative-
Inner Circle Member-