Last Wednesday found roughly twenty students gathered in a Lorton Lecture Hall. The event was hosted by the Student Alliance for Violence Education at TU, which is a group that works to promote knowledge about how to prevent self-violence as a bystander.
SAVE invited Dr. Julie Summers, the Director of Outreach and Prevention for Mental Health Association in Oklahoma, to speak about suicide prevention and mental health resources. Summers is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 25 years of experience.
Summers’ talk was the largest SAVE event turnout in the group’s two-year existence. The event was a success, if only gauging by the fact that the event ran past its set time due to numerous questions that were asked of Dr. Summers.
SAVE hopes to collaborate with MHAOK for future events, including a possible stress/anxiety relief event in time for final exams.