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Suicide - The #2 Leading
Cause of Death

Depressed college students are at a 70% increased risk of death compared to those without depression.

College Presentations


Taking Action: Mitigating the Risk of Suicide 
Among College Students

QPR Certified Instructor, Kathy James addresses the pressing issues of depression and suicide, shedding light on their prevalence among college students. Join us as Kathy takes you on a journey through her personal challenges with depression and suicide thoughts, emphasizing the urgent need for empathy, awareness, and action in the face of these challenges. Prepare to delve into a crucial conversation that confronts the stark realities of depression and suicide within the college community. Drawing from her own life, Kathy invites you to explore these critical issues through a widened lens infused with empathy and hope.

Equip yourself with the awareness and tools to make a difference. Together, we can create a more empathetic and supportive college environment, reducing the prevalence of depression and saving lives from suicide.

Empathetic support is the transformative tool that propels students toward success. 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to recognize when a peer may be silently battling depression.

  • Understand the factors that contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

  • Discover how to approach the sensitive topic of depression and suicide with compassion and support.

  • Learn practical ways to take action, equipping yourself with the knowledge to intervene and support a struggling peer.

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Join Kathy in challenging societal perspectives. Widen your lens for supportive intervention and
rewrite the narrative of your journey.  


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Dana Qualtieri, Realtor

“Kathy's ability to capture an audience, make them feel a part of the story, and invoke feelings within as well as inspire will captivate you..."
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