Suicide Prevention Month - "Supporting Yourself and Others"

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 6:30pm to 7:30pm

158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 5663

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Speaker Adam Milano 
 
Adam will speak about the stigma around getting mental health support in the armed forces, and how we can work to decrease the negative attitudes and barriers around getting help and support when needed.  After speaking, the group will do 22 push ups to honor the 22 veterans lost to suicide each day and they will pledge to work to decrease this number.  https://activeheroes.org/22pushups/.  Students can also choose to fundraise and submit a video to the cause that raises awareness on this issue.   Participants at this talk will receive a t-shirt as well for raising awareness for suicide prevention.
 
 
BIO:
1LT Adam Milano is a Behavioral Health Officer in the Medical Detachment at Fort Carson, working with 10thSpecial Forces Group.  1LT Milano developed the first embedded behavioral health position at the US Naval Academy Prep School and is currently engaged in research on Social Isolation as a causal factor for military suicide.   Adam received his Masters from Columbia University and is in the Doctor of Social Work Program at the University of Southern California. 
 
Sponsored by the Counseling & Wellness Center in partnership with the NU Corps of Cadets

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