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Suicide Prevention Series
  • According to the National College Health Assessment (ACHA, 2011) 45% of college students “felt things were hopeless.” And, 1,100 college students die by suicide each year. Because assessing for suicide is daunting and necessary, the Center for Health and Wellness is offering suicide prevention workshops this fall for the Capital University community as a preventative measure to inform students, faculty and staff of this very important issue.

    Contact Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson, director of University Counseling and Health Services, for more information, or RSVP.

    Suicide Gatekeeper Training

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Campus Center, Schneider Multipurpose Room
    Faculty & Staff: 9 am -12:30 pm (lunch provided, 12:30 - 1 pm)
    Students: Lunch provided, 12:30 - 1 pm; Presentation, 1 - 4:30 pm
    Presented by Ellen Anderson, Ph.D., SPCC, Ohio Suicide Foundation
    » RSVP online 

     

    Goals for Faculty Gatekeeper Training

    1. Increase community awareness that suicide is a preventable public health problem
    2. Increase faculty awareness that depression is the primary cause of suicide and describe current research into the brain that explains how depression develops and how suicide results 
    3. Change perception about the stigma of mental illness, especially about depression and suicide
    4. Increase the ability of faculty to recognize and intervene when someone they know is suicidal

    Goals for Student Gatekeeper Training

    1. Increase student awareness that suicide is a preventable public health problem
    2. Increase student awareness that depression is the primary cause of suicide and describe current research into the brain that explains how depression develops and how suicide results
    3. Change student beliefs about the stigma of mental illness, especially about depression and suicide
    4. Teach optimal methods for recognizing and intervening with suicidal students

    Mental Health First Aid Training

    Thursday & Friday, Nov. 15 & 16, 2012, 9 am - 3:30 pm 

    For faculty and staff, space is limited.
    Blackmore Library, room 206
    Presented by Kevin Dixon, Ph.D. & Stephanie Patrick, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.-S
    Franklin County ADAMH Board
    RSVP by contacting Dr. Cathy McDaniels Wilson at cmcdanielswilson@capital.edu

    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a public education program to help non-clinical individuals develop skills that will help them assist a person who may be developing a mental health issue. The goal of this course is to increase mental health literacy, expand knowledge of how to help someone in crisis, connect individuals to needed services, and reduce stigma.

    To do this, Dr. Kevin Dixon and Stephanie Patrick of the Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board will present an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders, and introduce participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, build understanding of their impact, and provide an overview of common treatments.

    Those who take the 12-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    Suicide Prevention for Special Populations

    Working with LGBTQ Students on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 3-4 pm
    Campus Center, Schneider Multipurpose Room
    Presented by Elizabeth Minot, Volunteer Coordinator, Stonewall Columbus
     Working with Student Veterans on Thursday, Dec. 6, 3-4 pm
    Campus Center, Schneider Multipurpose Room
    Presented by John E. Logan, Jr., Ohio Suicide Foundation, Franklin County ADAMH Board

    Funding for these presentations is made possible (in part) under a grant number 1US79SM060506 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publication and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of CMHS, SAMHSA or HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices or organizations imply endorsement by the US Government.