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Spring 2024 Training

February 7 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  Talk Saves Lives  1 p.m. Register
February 14 Managing Anxiety Series Anxiety Demystified 1 p.m. Link to Recording
February 22 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Introduction to Supporting Those At-Risk 10 a.m. Register
February 22 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives: Training for Trainers 1 p.m. Register
February 28 Financial Wellness Tax Planning Strategies 1 p.m. Register
March 12 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives Firearms 9 a.m. Register
March 13 Managing Anxiety Series Social Media Wellness 1 p.m. Link to Recording
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March 19 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives 6 p.m. Register
March 20 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives: Training for Trainers 10 a.m. Register
March 27 Managing Anxiety Series & Financial Wellness Managing Financial Anxiety 1 p.m. Register
April 10 Financial Wellness I’m Getting Ready to Graduate, What’s Next? 1 p.m. Register
April 16 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives Training for Trainers 2 p.m. Register
April 18 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Introduction to Supporting Those At-Risk 1 p.m. Register
April 24 Managing Anxiety Series Striking the Right Balance: A Webinar on Work-Life Harmony 1 p.m. Register
May 8 Managing Anxiety Series Resolving Conflict, Reducing Anxiety: A Comprehensive Approach 1 p.m. Link to Recording
May 14 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives: Training for Trainers 10 a.m. Register
May 15 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talks Save Lives Workplace 11 a.m. Register
May 16 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Talk Saves Lives 11 a.m. Register
May 16 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Introduction to Supporting Those At-Risk 2 p.m. Register
May 22 Managing Anxiety Series Forward Movement: Processing Trauma and Grief 1 p.m. Link to Recording

The UL System in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is proud to offer on-campus/virtual AFSP trainings to campus constituents on demand. Please reach out to Dr. Jerry Parker (jerry.parker@southeastern.edu) for more information.

Program Descriptions:  

Managing Anxiety Series 

In our Managing Anxiety Programming, we prioritize the well-being of our community by offering resources and support for effectively managing anxiety. We empower individuals to prioritize their mental well-being, providing valuable tools, strategies, and support systems to help navigate and overcome anxiety, fostering a healthier mindset for overall success. 

(2/14/24) Demystifying Anxiety: Join us for an insightful webinar on ‘Demystifying Anxiety,’ where we delve into understanding and managing this common mental health concern. Led by experienced mental health professional, Dr. Kevin Yaudes, this session will provide practical strategies, tools, and insights to help participants gain a deeper understanding of anxiety and learn effective techniques for coping and resilience. 

(3/13/24) Social Media Wellness: Discover the keys to maintaining a healthy relationship with social media in our webinar on ‘Social Media Wellness.’ Led by experts in digital communication, Dr. Elizabeth Hornsby, and mental health, Dr. Kevin Yaudes, will explore practical strategies for fostering balance, managing screen time, and promoting mindful engagement with social platforms to support overall mental and emotional wellness in the digital age. 

(4/24/24) Striking the Right Balance: A Webinar on Work-Life Harmony: Embark on a journey towards work-life harmony with our webinar, ‘Striking the Right Balance.’ Our panelists, drawn from diverse roles across the university system, will share their strategies for balancing professional and personal life. Gain practical insights, actionable advice, and real-world experiences tailored to the unique challenges of academia. Join us to discover ways to foster well-being while navigating the demands of a fulfilling career, and learn from those who have successfully achieved the right balance in their lives.  

(5/8/2024) Resolving Conflict, Reducing Anxiety: A Comprehensive Approach: Explore effective conflict resolution strategies in our webinar dedicated to the topic. Led by seasoned mediators and conflict resolution specialists, this session will provide practical insights and techniques for navigating interpersonal conflicts constructively, fostering healthier relationships both personally and professionally. 

 (5/22/2024) Forward Movement: Processing Trauma and Grief: Explore effective strategies for navigating trauma and grief in our webinar, ‘Forward Movement: Processing Trauma and Grief.’ Join us as we delve into topics such as coping mechanisms, healing modalities, and building resilience, offering practical insights to support individuals on their journey toward healing and growth. 

 

Financial Wellness Programming 

Prioritizes the holistic well-being of our UL System community members by offering resources and support for achieving financial stability. We recognize the interconnectedness between financial wellness and mental health; when individuals prioritize their mental health, they are better equipped to navigate financial stressors effectively. Through our programming, we aim to empower individuals to enhance their financial literacy, make informed decisions, and cultivate a healthier relationship with money, ultimately contributing to their overall well-being. 

(2/28/24) Tax Planning Strategies: Join us for an engaging and interactive webinar focused on ‘Tax Planning Strategies,’ where participants will learn essential techniques to optimize their tax management. Our expert, Dr. Brian Bolton, will guide attendees through key concepts, including deductions, credits, and investment strategies, empowering them to make informed decisions and maximize their tax efficiency. Through interactive discussions and real-life scenarios, participants will gain practical insights tailored to their financial goals and circumstances, ensuring they are well-equipped to navigate the complexities of tax planning. 

(3/27/24) Managing Financial Anxiety: Explore effective strategies for managing financial anxiety in our interactive webinar focused on ‘Managing Financial Anxiety.’ Led by experienced mental health professionals and financial advisors, this session will provide practical techniques and coping mechanisms to help participants navigate and alleviate stress related to their finances. Join us for an engaging discussion where you can learn valuable tools to foster a healthier relationship with money and improve your overall well-being. 

(4/10/24) I’m Getting Ready to Graduate, What’s Next?: Prepare for life after graduation with our interactive webinar, ‘I’m Getting Ready to Graduate, What’s Next?’ Designed to support graduating students in their transition to the next phase of their lives, this session will cover essential topics such as job searching, career pathways, further education options, and financial planning. Join us for insightful discussions, practical tips, and expert advice to help you navigate this exciting yet challenging time with confidence and clarity.

Mental Heath Resources

Suicide Prevention Trainings

University of Louisiana System and American Foundation

Louisiana Suicide Data

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Small Steps: What should we say and do?

PowerPoint Presentation

United States Suicide Data

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Matters

National Alliance on Mental Illness

You are NOT ALONE

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Suicide Prevention Plans by Race

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

College Counseling Centers Cannot Act Alone

Insider Higher Ed

Colleges Struggle to Recruit Therapists for Students in Crisis

California Healthline

Professors’ Part in Maintaining Student Mental Health

Inside Higher Ed

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