West Windsor, N.J. -- In
the wake of recent college student suicides, Dr. Valerie Brooks-Klein,
a counselor in Mercer County Community College's Student Success
Center, will kick off a weeklong series entitled "It
Gets Better" on Monday, Nov. 29, noon to 1:15 p.m..
In her presentation, "Resilience and Hope: Depression
and Suicide Prevention Strategies," Dr. Brooks-Klein
will discuss ways for students to deal with such issues as
bullying and harassment and will present resources available
on campus and online. It takes place in the Student Center,
Room 151, on Mercer's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton
Road, and is open to the public.
Additional presentations to be held during the week at the
West Windsor campus Student Center are: "Diversity
at Mercer: Challenges and Goals" on Tuesday, Nov.
30, in SC 104; "Community Resources for Students Beyond
Mercer" on Wednesday, Dec. 1 in SC 104; "Safe
Schools Step Up" on Thursday, Dec. 2, in SC 151;
and "Help Starts at Home: Being 'Out' to Family and
Friends" on Friday, Dec. 3 in SC 211. All discussions
run from 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
The series is facilitated by MCCC's Student Success Center,
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Friends Club (LGBTF),
Social Justice Task Force, Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education
Network (GLSEN), and community and religious leaders.
For more information, call (609) 570-3354.
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