This may be the most important episode of Campus Voices to date. In this episode, we talked about suicide prevention, a very important topic both on the UD campus and in the wider community.
We were joined by Michele Juarez-Huffaker, Ph.D., and Brad Wolgast, Ph.D., from the University’s Center for Counseling and Student Development. We talked about the stresses and issues that affect late adolescents and young adults–especially on college campuses. We also discussed factors that can affect potential victims of all ages, for example, anxiety, depression, alienation, relationship issues, sleep deprivation, and drugs and alcohol.
The psychologists emphasized the importance of getting potential victims appropriate counseling and support as soon as possible. And to that end, they provided us with a list of resources to share with the community.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: English–1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); Spanish–1-888-628-9454
- Mobile Crisis Unit:
- Northern Delaware: 1-800-652-2929
- Southern Delaware: 1-800-345-6785
- GetRightSideUp.org‘s Project Life Campaign
- University of Delaware Center for Counseling and Student Development
- The Jed Foundation’s ULifeline
- The Jed Foundation’s HalfOfUs.com collaboration with mtvU and other partners
- State of Delaware Crisis Intervention Resources: Including phone numbers and locations for crisis intervention
- Crisis And Psychiatric Emergency Services (CAPES) unit at Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department: 302-428-2118
Listen to the interview
Michele Juarez-Huffaker and Brad Wolgast (recorded 5/21/15, originally aired 6/18/15. The podcast version includes an extra four minutes of dialogue on this topic, including discussion started by intern Morgan Dennison.)
Photo by Morgan Dennison