Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00pm to 12:45pm
Suicide is a leading cause of death among college and university students across the United States. Typically, in the past, strategies for reducing risk of suicide emphasized on treating individuals that showed some signs of distress. However, a new preventative approach that focuses on the community as whole is helping to broaden support, reduce suicide and improve all aspects of campus life.
When most people hear the term “public health”, they think of vaccines and disease prevention. But, what does a public health approach mean in reference to suicide prevention? And what does that practically look like on a college campus?
Find out the facts and benefits as Dr. Danette Gibbs, Director of Research and Strategic Planning at the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, discusses trends in suicidal behaviors among college students and what actions we can all take to prevent suicide and promote well-being in our own communities.
How to Attend
This digital Lunch Break Science is FREE to attend, but registration is required. Registration will be open until 10:30 am on the day of the event.
You will be sent a link and password to access the talk at 11 am on the day of the event.