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06 October 2008

OCCS, DSS and JSU NAMI Present
"Dealing with Depression and
Suicide Prevention: Creating Lifelines"

Counseling & Career Services (CCS), JSU NAMI, and Disability Support Services (DSS) will present the workshop "Dealing with Depression & Suicide Prevention: Creating Lifelines" on Wednesday, October 8. The workshop begins at 3 p.m. in Theron Montgomery Building Room 303.
Susan Howell of the Mental Health Center in Anniston will be the speaker. She will discuss methods of recognizing, preventing, and dealing with depression and suicide, while highlighting the importance of creating lifelines throughout the process.
According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. Nearly 4,000 people between the ages of 15 and 24 die by suicide in the United States. Of the 30,000 people in the United States that die by suicide each year, more than sixty percent suffer from major depression.
To learn more about depression and how to deal with it visit the Counseling and Career Services website for help with this topic: Recognizing and Coping with Depression. Contact Counseling and Career Services at 782-5475 for further information.

Counseling and Career Services sponsors a variety of workshops and events designed to assist students in their career, education, and personal development. These programs are provided free of charge to members of the JSU community.
For more information about suicide prevention, visit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention..

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