Everyone Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention: Turning Strategy into Action

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Event Date: June 27, 2013 - 9 a.m.
Location: Healey Library, Presentation Room 3 (H-LL-3505)

A significant number of students on campuses across the country experience mental health problems, and approximately 1,100 students die by suicide each year. Mental health problems that are associated with suicide and other adverse outcomes affect a substantial proportion of college students. These problems can negatively affect students' academic performance and quality of life (Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2012).

Our own data indicates that UMass Boston students experience the same or significantly greater mental health and substance use problems as students at other institutions (UMass Boston ACHA/NCHA Survey, 2009).  This webcast will provide attendees with an overview of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention as well as information about resources and tools and support campus efforts to promote mental health and help seeking among our students.

In this live webcast from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, participants will: 

More about the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, available tools, resources, and the ultimate goal of eliminating the tragic experience of suicide

Surgeon General VADM Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA
Richard McKeon, Director, SAMHSA Suicide Prevention Branch
Jerry Reed, Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Dan Reidenberg, Executive Director, Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Panel: High-risk groups–Veterans, American Indians, LGBTQ

For more information, please contact Linda Jorgensen, Director, UHS Health & Wellness Program.  

This event is limited to the 30 participants, so reserve your place today. 

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.