Promoting suicide prevention & mental health awareness
We are a resource center promoting suicide prevention, mental health awareness and stigma reduction activities at college campuses across the state of Ohio. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for college students. More than 1,000 students die by suicide each year and more than 50% have had thoughts of suicide at one time in their life. Yet 80% of those who die by suicide did not have contact with the campus counseling center and only 26% of students are aware of campus mental health resources.
2020 Collaborative Program Development Grant Request for Proposals
The Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health is accepting proposals for fiscal year 2020 Collaborative Program Development Grants. The purpose of these grants is to support the development of suicide prevention, mental health promotion and stigma reduction programs for campus faculty, staff and students at Ohio’s institutions of higher education. Proposals must demonstrate a collaborative relationship between one or more colleges, universities, technical schools and/or community colleges within the area and a local community entity.
All applications are due Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 by 5 p.m.
Drs. Fred & Penny Frese Lecture
Join the NEOMED Department of Psychiatry, and Peg’s Foundation for the 2019 Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture “Hope and Help: Meaningful Recovery from Schizophrenia and Serious Mental Illness with Clozapine” by Robert S. Laitman, M.D., and Daniel Laitman Oct. 14, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the NEOMED NEW Center.
Dr. Robert Laitman, a self-described “optimistic nephrologist,” will speak about discovering a passion for helping patients with serious mental illness, and developing a regimen for the treatment of psychosis based on the optimal use of clozapine, a valuable, but frequently underutilized, medication, as part of helping his son Daniel achieve the best life possible following his diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Daniel Laitman is showing the world what is possible – just by being himself. He will share how his schizophrenia diagnosis hasn’t stopped him from finding success as a stand-up comedian. When he is not performing in New York comedy clubs, he is advocating for mental health through his favorite charities: Team Daniel, Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and Mental Health America.
Improving the mental health of students, faculty, and staff members on campuses in Ohio
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Department of Psychiatry
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