Albany, Georgia - Albany Technical College will have a Suicide Awareness presentation Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 9 a.m. in the Logistics Education Center (LEC) auditorium on the Albany Tech campus. Jennifer Dunn, Behavioral Health Regional Services Administrator for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities, Thomasville, Georgia, will speak about suicide.
The holidays can be especially tough for someone going through personal issues. This is also the time of the year when college students experience higher stress with the pressure of final exams. Coping with life and dealing with the ups and downs can be achieved and there are professionals in the community willing to help individuals.
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in Georgia, according to 2017 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The suicide burden in Georgia stretches from rural to urban areas and touches every racial and age group. Georgia is a leader in developing community and public policy solutions to suicide. In early 2019, suicide prevention stakeholders across the state, convened to learn and discuss the complexity of suicide, suicide prevention in Georgia, and priority goals and strategies to address the burden of suicide. *Source: Suicide Prevention | Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/bh-prevention/suicide-prevention
This suicide prevention presentation is sponsored by the Albany Technical College Special Needs/Disability Services Department and the TitansCARE team.
About Albany Technical College
A public postsecondary institution of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional and online classroom settings. Albany Tech is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.albanytech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AlbanyTech or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AlbanyTech. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel by visiting www.youtube.com/albanytech1 .
Special Needs / Disability Services
Albany Technical College (ATC) seeks to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for our students, faculty and staff. To ensure the ongoing safety of our campus, ATC has designated a team of specially trained staff to respond to concerns that may impact the safety and well-being of our college community. This team is called TitansCARE. The mission of TitansCARE is to provide a proactive and supportive multi-disciplinary team approach to campus safety by identifying individuals who demonstrate behaviors that are disruptive or threatening. https://www.albanytech.edu/about/about-atc/campus-security.