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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Campus Suicide Prevention Conference

If you have not already registered for the statewide conference on reducing risk for suicide on Virginia’s college and university campuses, please do so by the Friday, Oct. 9th deadline.

“Campus Suicide Prevention: The Big Picture”, is a one-day event during which speakers will present strategies for assessing and promoting student mental health as well as responding to students who are at risk for suicide. Data from the 2009 Healthy Minds Survey, which provides information specific to college student mental health, will also be presented. Eight of the 16 participating campuses were from Virginia in 2009 (a consortium supported by the Virginia Department of Health).

The date is Oct. 16, 2009 and the location is James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. A light breakfast will be available after 8:15 and the conference will start at 9:00. The day’s events will end at 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

The conference is offered at no cost to participants. Lodging is still available for those who come from a distance. See the attachment or the website for additional details.

Registration, the day’s agenda, lodging information and directions are available on-line at

We look forward to seeing you there,


Jane Wiggins, Ph.D., Director
The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia
MSC 9008 James Madison University
601 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

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