March 27 conference at UNI to spotlight suicide prevention and PTSD

March 27 conference at UNI to spotlight suicide prevention and PTSD

Maucker Union

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI will once again bring attention to important topics impacting all communities through its annual Suicide Prevention and PTSD Awareness Conference, which will be held on March 27. The conference is open to the community and free for community partners, veterans and their families, UNI faculty and staff, and students.

Attendees will learn suicide prevention techniques and gain a better understanding of the science and effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. There will be a wide variety of topics covered in the keynote address and breakout sessions, including:

  • Research and science of PTSD 
  • Updates on 988 and suicide prevention in Iowa 
  • Counseling Against Lethal Means (CALM) training 
  • Trauma Response Yoga (TRY)
  • Interpersonal violence & PTSD and suicidality 
  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training 
  • Ending the silence with National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Intersectionality and men’s mental health

“One of the greatest gifts we can give the community when it comes to PTSD and suicide prevention is letting them know they aren’t alone,” said Henry Korf, Military and Veteran Student Services coordinator. “This conference does that — not only for veterans, but for anyone suffering from PTSD or suicidal ideations as well as their loved ones.”

Register online ahead of the conference. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on Wednesday, March 27 in the Maucker Union Ballrooms. For registrants seeking CEUs, the cost of attendance is $25 (5.5 hours earned). Breakfast and lunch are provided. 

The annual Suicide Prevention and PTSD conference is hosted by UNI Student Wellness Services, the UNI Veteran Association, and Military and Veteran Student Services.