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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).

 

 

 

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Event Date/Time Signup Deadline Location Seats  
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 12:00 PM Thursday, November 01, 2018 259A 0 of 35 seats full

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