Higher Education Conference


UMatter2DE, the Higher Education Suicide Prevention Subcommittee of the Delaware Suicide Prevention Coalition, will present the 2nd Annual Higher Education Suicide Prevention Conference on Tuesday, October 8th at the University of Delaware’s STAR Tower Audion (100 Discovery Blvd. Newark, DE 19713).  This half-day conference beginning at 8:00AM will focus on help-seeking behavior for professionals in higher education and students.  The event will include a panel session with representatives from many of the colleges and universities in Delaware discussing mental health and suicide prevention efforts at their respective campuses, information from Johns Hopkins University regarding their programming for students, and a relatable presentation from someone who has personal experiences related to mental health and how this experience shaped her research.  The conference will end by 12:30PM with CEU’s pending.  Please register as soon as possible to save your spot at the conference as seats will fill up quickly since this is a free event!  We look forward to seeing you on October 8th.  If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding this conference, please contact Jennifer Seo at jseo@mhainde.org or by calling 302-654-6833 x 218.

Last year’s conference on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 welcomed approximately 80 participants to Wilmington University’s Dover Campus for the first ever UMatter2DE Higher Education Suicide Prevention Conference.  It was a half-day conference chock-full of important and relevant information related to self-care.  The keynote speaker was Jennifer Smolowitz, Project Director for Suicide Prevention at the Mental Health Association in Delaware, who spoke about Suicide Prevention.  In addition, the conference addressed topics on Humor & Relaxation and Mindfulness.  Participants left with skills, resources, information, and possibly a little less stressed as table activities like coloring and play-doh were available for participants to engage in while learning.  Here are a few pictures from last year’s wonderful conference.  Please join us again this year on October 8th for the 2nd annual conference!