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MAPS (Mental health Awareness & Prevention of Suicide) Spring 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018,

  • Location: Center for Student Wellbeing

MAPS (Mental health Awareness and Prevention of Suicide) Training is a joint initiative between the Psychological & Counseling Center and the Center for Student Wellbeing designed to prevent suicide in the campus community and increase mental health awareness. In the two-hour session, you will have the opportunity to learn suicide statistics, warning signs and risk factors, and suicide myths. You will also get intensive training on how you can help, including providing referrals to campus and community resources. Throughout the training, you will get to participate in experiential exercises designed to increase your understanding of individuals in crisis. Such experience will assist you in identifying students in need, as well as provide tools for engaging a student who may be depressed, angry, hopeless, or withdrawn. To increase your comfort in a potential crisis situation, you will have the opportunity to practice your newly acquired skills in multiple role plays facilitated by your PCC and CSW trainers. You may sign up here: https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/submitter/form/start/121064