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NWU to host free online discussion on prevention of youth suicide

The discussion will take place online tomorrow (Wednesday, 15 November) from 12:00-13:00.

As the year comes to a close, so does the amount of stress our youth experience increase.

To help prevent youth suicide, the North-West University (NWU) would like to invite the public to join the university for a free, online discussion about youth suicide titled: The Silver Lining: How to help prevent youth suicide, presented by counselling psychologist Monique de Klerk from the NWU’s Centre for Health & Human Performance: Psychology & Wellbeing.

Monique is an expert in the fields of psychosocial development, interpersonal relationships, trauma and bereavement as well as integrative psychotherapy.

Suicide is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst our youth due to a litany of factors including the pandemic of loneliness brought on by the influence of social media and a number of external stressors. This is especially true during periods where the end of the year looms, exams are written, and uncertain futures await. But, by knowing the signs that point to depression, anxiety and feelings of isolation, suicide can be prevented.

During the online discussion, Monique will highlight:

  • What is suicide, and what is not suicide;
  • The signs and symptoms to look out for;
  • The care and support you can provide to an individual struggling with these symptoms and;
  • What you can do as an individual who is struggling with these symptoms.

The discussion will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Date: Wednesday 15 November

Time: 12:00 to 13:00

Place: Microsoft Teams

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 338 111 616 44
Passcode: fsTwMc

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