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National Suicide Prevention Week

Flag Exhibit: Tuesday – Friday (9/8 – 9/11)

1,100 flags will be displayed on the Wellness Center lawn representing the number of US college students who die by suicide each year.  Visit to learn about suicide prevention.

Virtual Speaker: Tuesday 9/8 6:30 – 7:30

Derek Kernus, an M.B.A. alum, will be joining us to talk about his experiences with suicide and depression. Derek is currently the Business Development Manager at DTS Consulting, a federal consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. He is excited to return to W&M to share his story and have an open conversation about his challenges with mental health, his path to recovery, and the events on and off campus that shaped his experiences. You don’t want to miss this event!

Virtual Suicide Prevention training:  Thursday, 9/10 1:00 – 4:15pm

Campus Connect is a suicide prevention training for W&M faculty, staff and students.  Join us to build your knowledge, awareness, and skills concerning college student suicide, enhancing your ability to respond caringly and effectively to students experiencing a wide range of emotional crises. 
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