Training Support and Referral for Depressed and Suicidal Students

Wayne Assing, Director, Student Development and Counseling Services will lead a lunchtime training workshop for faculty and staff about support and referral for depressed and suicidal students in the TAP Roomo n Tuesday, September 25 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

RSVP:        Please rsvp to counserv@risd.edu or 401-454-6637

[Lunch will be provided.]

This training will provide helpful information to support depressed and suicidal students on the college campus. It will enable faculty and staff to learn about concerning behaviors, campus resources, and how to refer students for professional help. In the event students are unwilling to seek help themselves, the training will provide consultation resources available to faculty and staff.

Issues to be covered:

  • Statistics on depression and suicide
  • Watch portions of the film, “The Truth About Suicide”, created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an organization deeply committed to suicide prevention.
  • Learn direct questions to ask students when you are concerned about them.
  • Learn when to consult and when to refer.
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