School of Social Work plans Suicide Prevention event on Nov. 29

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.