December 8, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.


University Center Room 313
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Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Talking about Mental Illness and Suicide


Mental illness is a serious problem that affects one out of four Americans in any given year.  Some individuals who experience mental health difficulties, such as depression and anxiety, view their problems as unsolvable and may even contemplate suicide.  

Suicide can be prevented, especially if family and friends are alert to the warning signs, become familiar with resources that can help, and offer support.  

This workshop will discuss ways to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide, methods for broaching the topic in a sensitive manner, and treatments that have been shown to be effective.

Guest speaker: Dana E. Boccio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University

Missed the lecture?  » Download the presentation on suicide prevention presentation and get tips (PDF)

Open to students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration and the community. Please RSVP so that we can ensure that there are enough seats.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Adelphi University Health and Wellness Committee.

Please RSVP by contacting:

Maureen Scibelli
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