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Amanda Cook Suicide Prevention
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Amanda Cook Suicide Prevention
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  • 1. + Suicide Prevention By: Amanda Cook, J2001W Section 03
  • 2. + Among college students… …suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
  • 3. + Suicide Prevention Programs… • The University of Connecticut is one of the many campuses around the nation that raises awareness through a Suicide Prevention Program.
  • 4. + Youth suicide on the rise…
  • 5. + Participating UConn offices:  Academic Center for Exploratory Students  Cultural Centers  Center for Students with Disabilities  Dining Services  Higher Education and Student Affairs  Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life  Office of Student Services and Advocacy  Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs
  • 6. + Participating UConn offices continued:  Office of Wellness and Prevention  Parents Association  Police Department  Residential Life  Student Activities  Student Health Services  Student Union  And more…
  • 7. + A campus mourns…
  • 8. + Celebrities speak out against youth suicide…  Chris Colfer  Daniel Radcliffe  Lady Gaga  Neil Patrick Harris  Ellen DeGeneres  And more...
  • 9. + Rutgers University… • A candlelight vigil is held in Tyler Clementi’s honor.
  • 10. + Clementi’s classmates sign condolence cards…
  • 11. + Suicide rate:  Suicide affects 1,000 to 1,200 U.S. students per year.
  • 12. + Suicide Awareness… •“There are still thousands dying every year without recognition.” • Jennifer Fox, Clinical Psychologist at UConn
  • 13. + Factors contributing to youth suicide:  Cyber-bullying  Major life transitions  Newfound responsibilities  Self-discovery  Pressure for social change  Heavy academic load  And more…
  • 14. + Contributing Factors…  “Whether you are a college student or not, people ages 18-24 are at the age at which people experience the onset of significant mental illness.”  Barry Schreier, Director of Uconn Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • 15. + Too much stress? • Pressure to maintain good grades can be a large contributing factor to youth suicide.
  • 16. + “Survivor’s Guilt”  A phenomenon in which one will struggle with residual emotions such as guilt, confusion, and anger following the loss of a loved one.
  • 17. + Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)  Nationally recognized as a “Best Practices” program by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
  • 18. + Suicide Prevention… • ROCK: Reach Out, Care, Know.
  • 19. + Hope for the future…
  • 20. + Sources:  Barry Schreier, Director of UConn Counseling and Mental Health Services  Jennifer Fox, Clinical Psychologist,UConn Counseling and Mental Health Services  Julian Murillo, UConn Alumni  Sarah Parsons, UConn Student  All photos from AP images database.

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