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Delta Sigma Phi "Know Resolve" Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Location:

  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2204 PERE MARQUETTE

Description:

Dennis is a professional speaker, the founder of KnowResolve and the author of Building a Foundation for Happiness - a free eBook published on his blog at www.detourproject.org. In this presentation, Dennis openly discusses the experience of losing his father to suicide as a teen, his subsequent battle with a suicidal depression and personal path back up through the darkness. The presentation also includes an acoustic performance of several original songs that help tell the story and provide a unique and brutally honest, heart-felt message of pain, recovery, connection, and hope. In addition to sharing his personal story, Dennis outlines warning signs, risk factors, tips for coping with distress, and how to respond in a crisis. The ultimate goal of the presentation is to let students know that it is crucial to ask for help when we are struggling, and connect them to available resources. This presentation is approximately 60 minutes in length, followed by Q and A. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for youth ages 15-24 and the 2nd leading cause of death for college students. Book Dennis today and start a conversation that empowers students and saves lives!


Contact:

Bryan Beran - bryan.beran@gmail.com


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