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Thursday, April 11 • 8:15am - 9:15am
Strategies for Addressing Increasing Mental Health Concerns and Risk of Suicide On Campus

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(Core Competency #1: Risk Management Technical Skills) Data from the Healthy Minds Study and the American College Health Association’s National College Health Assessment indicate that approximately 9% of college students have seriously considered suicide, 6% have made a suicide plan and 2% have actually made an attempt. In addition, the number of students on our campuses with depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions continues to rise. Colleges must find better ways to manage these increasingly risky populations. Using the example of one institution’s experiences, this session examines the various strategies implemented to address the growing population of students coming to campus with mental health concerns, including thoughts of suicide. The session will highlight education efforts, interventions, care and threat assessment teams, and how working with the JED Foundation supported these efforts.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:

+Understand the increased mental health concerns and risk of suicidality among college students
+Learn how one campus implemented various programs to increase awareness among and reporting on students of concern by students, faculty and staff
+Learn how the JED Foundation can help to create campus-wide prevention and intervention strategies and advise on best-practice mental health policies, programs, and services

Moderators
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John Meriano (moderator)

Assoc. Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Quinnipiac University
John J. Meriano, BS, MBA, is a 33-year employee at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. As the associate vice president for auxiliary services, he is responsible for university procurement, as well as overseeing all auxiliary functions, such as the food service, bookstore... Read More →

Speakers
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Brian Burns

Director of Compliance and Risk Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Brian Burns is currently the director of compliance and risk management at Wentworth Institute of Technology. Brian’s career in higher education spans more than 30 years. He began his career on the business side of the house, where he held roles managing budgets, real estate and... Read More →
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Maura Mulligan

Assistant Dean of Students and Director, Center for Wellness and Disability Services, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Maura Mulligan, MSW, LICSW has 25 years of experience as a clinical social worker, 18 of those years as an administrator within the mental health field. Maura is currently an Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Center for Wellness and Disability Services at Wentworth Institute... Read More →
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Nance Roy

Chief Clinical Officer, The Jed Foundation
Nance has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in college mental health. In addition to her work at JED, she is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. Nance was Director of the Health and Counseling Center at Sarah Lawrence... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel-Symphony Ballroom A

Attendees (6)