March 20, 2019

Suicide Prevention for Students

Season 3, Episode 9

Dr. Matthew Wintersteen brings a sobering—but essential—topic to The Neuro Transmission: suicide prevention among students on college campuses. Join us as we review data from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, prevention strategies and offer help.

Guest Biography

Matthew B. Wintersteen, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. His grant-funded work supports his role as facilitator of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition, a collaborative partnership among nearly 100 campuses across Pennsylvania. The Coalition is designed to support researchers in developing meaningful and effective methods of reducing suicide deaths on campus. Dr. Wintersteen has served on national and international task forces convened by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the American Association of Suicidology, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Suicide Awareness and Voices of Education and the National Institute of Mental Health. He was a consultant to the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide (NCPYS), and serves on the Executive Board of Prevent Suicide PA after spending nearly a decade as the Co-Chair of the Pennsylvania Youth Suicide Prevention Initiative.

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