Faculty and students in the University of Arkansas School of Social Work, along with the Northwest Arkansas Suicide Prevention Coalition, will present “Suicide Prevention: Everyone Has a Role,” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 224 N. East Ave. in Fayetteville.
The event is free and open to the public. Along with free admission, a free dinner will be served at 5 p.m. for everyone in attendance.
The forum will begin with a presentation on the statistics, warning signs, action steps, and prevention of suicide in Northwest Arkansas. A panel discussion will follow featuring Michael Collie, clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work; Jared Sparks, director of clinical practices at Ozark Guidance; Carol Jackson, coordinator, veterans justice outreach program, Veterans Healthcare System of the Ozarks; Julie Moore, program manager, Arkansas Crisis Center; and Detective David Williams, Fayetteville Police Department.
The event is co-sponsored by the following School of Social Work student organizations: the Phi-Alpha Honor Society; the National Alliance on Mental Illness, University of Arkansas Chapter; and the Social Work Action Group.