September 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Buffalo State College, Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni & Visitor Center
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222

Buffalo State will host a panel discussion on mental health, depression, and suicide prevention on Thursday, September 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Jacqueline Vito LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center at the corner of Rockwell Road and Grant Street. The event, titled “A Community Conversation: Mental Health, Depression, and Suicide Prevention,” is free and open to the public; advance registration is encouraged. September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

The panel will feature local activists and mental health professionals and will be moderated by Joan McCool, director of Buffalo State’s Counseling Center. Panelists will discuss their personal and professional experiences with suicide and depression as well as strategies for supporting those with depression.

Panelists include Dan Lukasik, an attorney and mental health advocate; Celia Spacone, coordinator for Crisis Services and the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County; and Allison Schroeder, a firefighter with the Buffalo Fire Department and a community activist.

Details and registration information are available on the Alumni Engagement website.