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APUS Active Minds to Host Suicide Prevention Symposium

APUS Active Minds to Host Suicide Prevention Symposium

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By Susan Hoffman
Contributor, Online Learning Tips

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To educate students, alumni, staff and faculty about suicide prevention, the American Public University System (APUS) chapter of Active Minds will hold a two-day online symposium on Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 through Adobe Connect. The symposium will feature presentations by several speakers, including APUS faculty members, about different aspects of suicide prevention, mental health and supporting survivors of a suicide loss.

What Is Active Minds?

Active Minds is a nationwide student organization that encourages students to speak freely about mental health in order to educate others and to encourage them to seek help when they need it. The organization increases awareness of mental health issues and the symptoms related to mental disorders. Active Minds also provides mental health resources for the university community as well as networking and collaboration opportunities.

Suicide Prevention Symposium Schedule

The schedule for the suicide prevention symposium is as follows:

Date Time Topic Presenter
9/26 12 p.m.

 

Suicide from Military Perspective

Log-in information: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/suicideprevention/

Dial-in number: 1-866-657-1715

Participant code: 4106142#

Reverend Dr. Cynthia Lindenmeyer

 

9/26 1 p.m. Supporting Survivors of Suicide Loss

Log-in information: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/suicideprevention/

Dial-in number: 1-866-657-1715

Participant code: 4106142#

Dr. Mary Cooper

 

9/26 2 p.m. Suicide Prevention Awareness

Log-in information:

http://apus.adobeconnect.com/brownbag/

Dial-in number: 1-888-592-5616

Participant code: 7964617#

Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff

 

9/27 12 p.m. Mental Health Wellness: Self-Care Activities

Log-in information: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/suicideprevention/

Dial-in number: 1-866-657-1715

Participant code: 4106142#

Dr. Kimberlee Ratliff

 

9/27 7 p.m. How to Help A Friend; Using VAR

Log-in information: http://apus.adobeconnect.com/suicideprevention/

Dial-in number: 1-866-657-1715

Participant code: 4106142#

Janet Athanasiou

 

How You Can Get Involved in Active Minds

APUS Active Minds membership is free to university students, alumni, faculty and staff. The APUS chapter meets online every quarter and is highly active on Facebook daily. Upon joining, you will have access to all chapter benefits, including resources at the national level.

Active Minds has achieved Gold standing per the university’s Chapter Standards program. Gold standing demonstrates a notable level of chapter involvement and denotes excellence in the chapter’s leadership and member engagement.

For more information or to join Active Minds, send an email or fill out a membership application.

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