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MCCC to Host "It Gets Better" Week from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3
To Build Bridges of Support for All


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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