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Thursday, January 10 • 11:35am - 12:35pm
Educational Session #2: Mason and JED Campus: Implementing a University-Wide Approach to the Prevention of Suicide and Serious Substance Abuse

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Growing demand for mental health services and rising rates of suicidal risk in college students continue to be a challenge for universities.  Participants will be exposed to research on contributing factors, the ways in which mental health trends present differently in diverse groups of students, and the emerging best practice of taking a university-wide public health approach to the prevention of suicide and serious substance abuse.  We will present information about our grant-funded, four-year partnership with the Jed Foundation through the Jed Campus initiative that is designed to support our efforts in developing an effective public health approach to prevention at Mason.  Data from our recent administration to students of the Healthy Minds Study will be presented along with discussion of our current prevention-related programs, practices, and policies.  We will share the strategic plan recommendations we received from the JED Foundation for improving our university-wide prevention approach.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in small group discussions and activities designed to both increase awareness and knowledge of the issues, and to identify opportunities for engagement in this new Mason initiative.

Speakers
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Dr. Katie Clare

Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Academic Affairs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Dr. Gloria Huh

Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services
Dr. Gloria is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia. She completed her doctoral degree in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She completed an APA-accredited doctoral internship at the University of Texas at Austin where she worked at the Counseling... Read More →
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Dr. Rachel Wernicke

Executive Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
Dr. Rachel Wernicke is a former Army officer and a licensed clinical psychologist, currently serving as Executive Director in Counseling and Psychological Services and Interim Associate Dean in University Life. She completed her doctoral degree in psychology at American University... Read More →


Thursday January 10, 2019 11:35am - 12:35pm EST
Johnson Center, Room E

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