Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

Public invited to suicide prevention workshop Sept. 10

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College of Education hosts event during National Suicide Prevention Week

The University of Iowa College of Education is hosting “Suicide: Warning signs, intervention strategies, and resources,” a 90-minute workshop in conjunction with the 40th Annual National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 7-13. This event is free and open to the public.

The workshop, led by University of Iowa College of Education Professor John Westefeld, will be Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the College of Education’s Teacher Leader Center, 140 Lindquist Center North on the UI campus.

To see a related guest column, see UI expert shares insights on suicide prevention.

Westefeld is a professor in the Counseling Psychology Program who has devoted much of his 35-year career to researching suicide prevention and response.

The American Association of Suicidology reports that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death overall and the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds in the United States. Westefeld will discuss risk factors, how to help if you’re concerned about a loved one, and share local and national resources.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this event, contact Jim Verry at james-verry@uiowa.edu or 319-335-5353.

To register to attend this event, contact John Westefeld at john-westefeld@uiowa.edu or 319-335-5562.

Contacts

John Westefeld , College of Education--Psychological and Quantitative Foundations, 319-335-5562

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