When it comes to the University of Wyoming and its students there are many issues that come to mind when it comes to their welfare. Students leave home sometimes for the first time to experience the excitement and new opportunities that college has to offer. Unfortunately for some students the stresses that come along with college can be overbearing and may lead to substance abuse. An even greater danger is that of mental illness and college students. The fourth Annual Higher Education Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit will be on March 30th and 31st. It is a two day event specializing on suicide prevention.

Mental health and student affairs professionals, along with educators from the University of Wyoming and community college representatives, will attend a two-day event in Laramie specializing on suicide prevention.

The UW Counseling Center hosts the fourth Annual Higher Education Mental Health and Substance Abuse Summit Wednesday and Thursday, March 30 and March 31, at the UW Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Mental health, suicide, and substance abuse are topics that affect college students and those working with college students regularly, says Lena Newlin, UW Alcohol Wellness Alternatives, Research and Education (AWARE) Program coordinator. It is important for professionals working with college students to have the understanding and skills on how to best address these issues.

This summit will provide an opportunity for training and collaboration to people throughout Wyoming who work with college students. Newlin, along with the keynote speakers, will be available for interviews. For more information, call Jim Kearns at(307) 766-2670 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting


Jessica Lowell
Department 3226
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071-3226

Room 137, Bureau of Mines Building
Phone: (307) 766-2929 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (307) 766-2929 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: (307) 766-6729
E-mail: jlowell@uwyo.edu

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