The 2018 Higher Education Suicide Prevention Conference is right around the corner. Are you excited about promoting positive mental health? The conference will have a Student Mental Health Ambassadors track where students will focus on how to start or enhance mental health promotions, programs, and campaigns on campus. Students will have the opportunity to interact with leaders from The Jed Foundation and Active Minds.
The conference will take place May 21-22 at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, and is open to anyone on campuses who plays a role in suicide prevention.
The Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition (HESPC) is a state initiative in Pennsylvania, but the conference and resources are available to the national higher education suicide prevention community.
Did you know NEOMED partners with the Jed Foundation in suicide prevention work?
Students who are interested in making their voice heard on mental health topics are encouraged to send an email to the Mental Health Committee. Whether it’s a suggestion for a service or to nominate yourself to serve on the Committee, emails are welcome. Send them to NEOMEDCares@neomed.edu
Get help for yourself
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or if you are experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you believe there may be imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, contact University Police at 330.325.5911 or 911.
Get counseling after office hours
If you urgently need to speak with a counselor after regular office hours, call 216.903.7873 and leave a message, including your full name and phone number. Please allow 15 minutes for a counselor to return your call.