Plymouth State to Host Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Loss Survivor’s Event

November 14th Event Open to the Plymouth Community

Plymouth State University’s Mental Health Issues graduate class will be hosting a suicide awareness and prevention event from a loss survivor’s perspective. There will be several speakers and a viewing of “The Truth About Suicide” followed by a Q&A session.

The event will feature a PSU alum who lost her brother to suicide and is a speaker with the New Hampshire chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH)’s Survivor Voices Speaker Bureau as well as opening remarks from PSU’s Michael L. Fischler Counseling Center,  and the PSU student organization Stomping Out Stigma. The film, “The Truth About Suicide”, is tailored for college campuses to raise awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.

According to Elaine de Mello, Supervisor of Training and Prevention for NAMI NH, “suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 10-34 in New Hampshire, however, there is hope! Suicide can be prevented through education, resources and support. This event is an opportunity to learn how you can be a part of the safety net for someone who may be at risk.”

The event will be on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in the Bradford Room in Centre Lodge on the Plymouth State campus at 8 Merrill Street. For more information, contact NAMI NH at edemello@naminh.org or Madisen Giordano at msgiordano@plymouth.edu.

If you or someone you know is at risk for suicide, seek help through PSU’s Michael L Fishler Counseling Center (603) 535-2461, Genesis Behavioral Health Center (603) 536-1118, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255, or the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

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