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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
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NSU Supports National Suicide Prevention Week

In collaboration with the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention and NSU Students for Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Emergencies (NSPIRE), the following presentation  is scheduled to support National Suicide Prevention Week:

Thursday, Sept. 16 at 12 p.m.

Jackie Rosen, Executive Director/CEO
Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, will speak in the Maltz Psychology Building (room 2045).

Earlier in the week, NSU welcomed Lorie Simmons, Area Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

NSU will also be hosting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “Out of the Darkness” Community Walk on Nov. 21 from 8 a.m. – 12p.m. For more information on how to join or create a walk team, please visit: www.outofthedarkness.org.

NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention:

In 2007, the NSU Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention was developed to support crisis prevention efforts, with a focus on suicide prevention. Its goal is to reach all NSU students, faculty, and staff. The presentations provide the NSU community with information regarding the risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide and violence. Information about how to respond to a troubled individual and the resources that are available at NSU and in the community are also presented. Recently, the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention received a SAMHSA Campus Suicide Prevention Grant and is developing web-based trainings to extend prevention efforts to the NSU Student Educational Centers and the NSU online community. For more information about the office and other helpful resources, please visit: http://www.nova.edu/suicideprevention.


NSPIRE:

With the guidance of Scott Poland and Gene Cash, a group of clinical psychology
graduate students formed NSU Students for Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Emergencies (NSPIRE). NSPIRE hopes to initiate a campus-wide movement by increasing awareness regarding resources; provide opportunities for enhancing professional development and research; and create a forum for discussion and advocacy within the NSU community. In the last year, NSPIRE has organized several on-campus events to support suicide prevention, held a fundraiser to benefit Haiti, and served on the planning committee for the Tri-County Triangle of Care Suicide Prevention Conference. To learn more about NSPIRE, please feel free to email tr438@nova.edu or check “NSU Students for Prevention, Intervention, and Response to Emergencies” on facebook.com.