M & M: Masculinity and Mental Health: How Programs Can Change Students’ Lives (ID 601)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention indicates that almost 78 percent of deaths by suicide in 2013 were completed by men. Furthermore, men are less likely than women to seek help when they are facing suicidal ideation. The presenters are founders of a healthy college men and masculinity group called Dudes Understanding Diversity and Ending Stereotypes (DUDES). Presenters will share how college programs that develop strong bonds between male-identifying students, staff, and faculty can result in suicide prevention and an enhanced college experience.
Tuesday, March 12
3:40 pm to 4:30 pm
LA Convention Center
Zachary Ritter, Director of Academic Support and Career Services, University of California-Los Angeles
Reggie Robles, Associate Director, Campus Diversity and Inclusion, University of Redlands