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Suicide Prevention
By: Amanda Cook, J2001W Section 03
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Among college students…
…suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
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Suicide Prevention Programs…
• The University of
Connecticut is one of
the many campuses
around the nation that
raises a...
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Youth suicide on the rise…
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Participating UConn offices:
 Academic Center for Exploratory Students
 Cultural Centers
 Center for Students with Di...
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Participating UConn offices
continued:
 Office of Wellness and Prevention
 Parents Association
 Police Department
 R...
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A campus mourns…
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Celebrities speak out against youth
suicide…
 Chris Colfer
 Daniel Radcliffe
 Lady Gaga
 Neil Patrick Harris
 Ellen...
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Rutgers University…
• A candlelight vigil
is held in Tyler
Clementi’s honor.
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Clementi’s classmates sign
condolence cards…
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Suicide rate:
 Suicide affects 1,000 to 1,200 U.S.
students per year.
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Suicide Awareness…
•“There are still
thousands dying every
year without
recognition.”
• Jennifer Fox, Clinical
Psycholog...
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Factors contributing to youth
suicide:
 Cyber-bullying
 Major life transitions
 Newfound responsibilities
 Self-disc...
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Contributing Factors…
 “Whether you are a college student or not, people
ages 18-24 are at the age at which people
expe...
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Too much stress?
• Pressure to maintain
good grades can be a
large contributing factor to
youth suicide.
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“Survivor’s Guilt”
 A phenomenon in which one will
struggle with residual emotions such as
guilt, confusion, and anger ...
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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)
 Nationally recognized as a “Best Practices” program
by the Joint Commission on Accredi...
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Suicide Prevention…
• ROCK: Reach Out, Care, Know.
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Hope for the future…
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Sources:
 Barry Schreier, Director of UConn Counseling and Mental
Health Services
 Jennifer Fox, Clinical Psychologist...
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Amanda Cook Suicide Prevention

  1. 1. + Suicide Prevention By: Amanda Cook, J2001W Section 03
  2. 2. + Among college students… …suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death.
  3. 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. 4. + Youth suicide on the rise…
  5. 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. 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. 7. + A campus mourns…
  8. 8. + Celebrities speak out against youth suicide…  Chris Colfer  Daniel Radcliffe  Lady Gaga  Neil Patrick Harris  Ellen DeGeneres  And more...
  9. 9. + Rutgers University… • A candlelight vigil is held in Tyler Clementi’s honor.
  10. 10. + Clementi’s classmates sign condolence cards…
  11. 11. + Suicide rate:  Suicide affects 1,000 to 1,200 U.S. students per year.
  12. 12. + Suicide Awareness… •“There are still thousands dying every year without recognition.” • Jennifer Fox, Clinical Psychologist at UConn
  13. 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. 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. 15. + Too much stress? • Pressure to maintain good grades can be a large contributing factor to youth suicide.
  16. 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. 17. + Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)  Nationally recognized as a “Best Practices” program by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
  18. 18. + Suicide Prevention… • ROCK: Reach Out, Care, Know.
  19. 19. + Hope for the future…
  20. 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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