UWGB and UWO partner up, hosts suicide prevention summit | WFRV
KAUKAUNA, Wis. (WFRV) – Two local universities have teamed up to change the conversation around suicide at the Northeast Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Summit. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay alongside the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh collaborated with the Center for Suicide Awareness to host the third annual Northeast Wisconsin Suicide Prevention Summit on Thursday.
The theme of the event was ‘Bouncing Back: Build Resiliency’ and featured a wide range of mental health experts who gave different presentations on valuable topics from different viewpoints.
“Our healthcare system attempts to promote well-being and self-awareness in our physical and mental health, but in truth stigma, shame, and fear of judgment prevent many from reaching out for support. It’s important to share knowledge and learned experiences in order to evolve our practices,” said Ryan Ayala, one of the presenters at the event.