Suicidology and Suicide Prevention in Higher Education




Student Services Building, Red Room

This presentation will review basic concepts in suicidology, including non-suicidal self-injury, statistics, common myths, risk factors and warning signs for suicide.  

Theories and etiology of suicide will be discussed as well as methods of prevention, suicide risk management, and suicide specific interventions for patients, communities and in higher education.  Greater detail will be shared regarding one university’s efforts in developing a sustainable campus wide suicide prevention program.

Dr. Jude Uy is a Staff Psychologist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Montclair State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), where he is also the Project Director for a multi-year federal grant focused on suicide prevention. Dr. Uy earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from Purchase College, SUNY, where he majored in Psychology. He completed a Masters of Arts degree in Psychology from Hunter College, CUNY, and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

This lecture is made possible by a generous contribution from Con Edison.