The War at Home on Campus
There are more than four-hundred Veterans and Military Service Members on our campus. It has been estimated that 6% to 8% of Veterans and Military Service Members on our nation’s college campuses have attempted to commit suicide. And, approximately 14% to 32% of Veterans and Military Service Members attending institutions of higher learning contemplate suicide with a plan. A recent survey conducted with nearly 15,000 staff and faculty members across the nation found that an overwhelming majority of them do not feel adequately prepared to recognize when Student-Veterans are exhibiting signs of psychological distress including depression, anxiety and thoughts of suicide. This workshop is designed to assist staff and faculty members in creating a supportive environment for our Student-Veterans and Military Service Members that may be exhibiting signs of suicidal ideation.
What are attendees likely to learn/gain from attending your presentation (take aways)?
(1) The current statistics on the prevalence of suicidal ideation experienced by Student-Veterans and Military Service Members on our nation’s college campuses.
(2) Warning signs that a Student-Veteran or Military Service Member may be at high risk for a suicide attempt or experiencing suicidal ideation.
(3) Effective strategies that can be used by staff and faculty members to support Veterans and Military Service Members at high risk for a suicide attempt or experiencing suicidal ideation (including an actual case study from UW-Whitewater campus).
|Event Date/Time||Signup Deadline||Location||Seats|
|Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:00 PM||Thursday, November 01, 2018||259A||0 of 35 seats full|