TOMS RIVER, NJ — Ocean County College will mark Suicide Prevention Month in September with the following events, which are free and open to the public:
Monday, September 9 — “In Their Shoes”: An exhibit of shoes to represent New Jersey youth, ages 10-24, who ended their lives by suicide during the past three years. This display, available for viewing from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Campus Mall, is presented by Attitudes in Reverse in collaboration with the OCC Counseling Center, and is co-sponsored by OCC Student Life and Kean/Ocean Campus Life. Information, resources, and support will be available.
Tuesday, September 24 — Speaker Presentation: “Minding Your Mind”: Gain a sense of understanding, hope, and healing from this powerful presentation of mental health education and personal experience as shared by leading mental health advocates. OCC President Dr. Jon Larson will offer welcome remarks. This event is presented by Minding Your Mind, in collaboration with the Counseling Center and Student Life. Gateway Building (Bldg 101) Room 104, 12:30–1:45 p.m. To register, contact the OCC Counseling Center at 732-255-0400, ext. 2911, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 26 — Question. Persuade. Refer. (QPR) Training: The NJ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, in collaboration with the OCC Counseling Center, presents a two-hour training to help recognize warning signs and learn how to save a life from suicide. Tech Building (Bldg 25), Room 115, 12:30–2:30 p.m. To register, contact the OCC Counseling Center at 732-255-0400, ext. 2911, or email@example.com.