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AAS Presents – The Lessons from Attempting to Prevent College Suicide: Connecting Mental Health Resources and Conducting Outreach

Webinars - textOn Thursday December 11, 2014 at 1:00pm EST, the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) will host a Webinar on preventing suicide among college students.

Courtesty of AAS, here is the description of the webinar content:

To prevent suicide on a college campus one needs more than an individual or a team, rather one needs an army (though certainly an individual can be the driving force behind the movement). Suicide prevention can’t merely be the job of the administration, or the the mental health providers, but rather it must be the responsibility of the entire university community. In keeping with this year’s conference theme “Get Connected,” this webinar will discuss the lessons learned from the Mississippi State University Connection Project, a SAMHSA-funded movement designed to connect mental health resources on campus, and students to those resources. In particular, the webinar will cover ways to build alliances across university departments and administration to increase buy-in. It will also cover Read More…

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iCarol clients in the news

We love sharing stories of the great work you and your volunteers and staff are doing in communities all around the world. This week we noticed this article in the Toronto Star highlighting the work of the Good2Talk Program, a partnership between ConnexOntario, Kids Help Phone, Ontario 211 and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.

The transition to post-secondary education can be a tough one for many youth. Stress comes from all sides, from overwhelming tasks at university, time management issues, social and romantic struggles, pressure to get good marks, financial struggles, being away from family and other support systems, and much more. All of these issues can be compounded for students who may additionally be living with diagnosable mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety.

Good2Talk aims to provide these students with a free and confidential place to talk, where they can be connected with professional counselling, information and referrals to mental health, addictions, and other human services, and receive general listening and suicide prevention services. Read more…

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