Margo Leitschuh

Evidence Based Strategies to Prevent Suicide on Campus

Margo Leitschuh

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among US college students.  In addition to those who die by suicide, a greater number of college students attempt or contemplate suicide.  Missouri Partners in Prevention is a coalition of 21 universities in the state dedicated to creating healthier and safer campus communities.  In this presentation, staff from PIP will share data from the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and resources and lessons learned from the successful online suicide prevention gatekeeper training program Ask Listen Refer.

Learning objectives:  Attendees will learn about the rates of suicide attempt and contemplation of Missouri College students.  Attendees will learn about the importance of using epidemiological data to track suicidal ideation in campus communities.  Attendees will learn about programs implemented at Missouri’s colleges and university to address suicide and other mental health concerns.

Bio:  Margo Leitschuh is the Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention. Margo is responsible for coordination of the statewide programs including CHEERS, SMART, Drive Safe. Drive Smart, Ask. Listen. Refer. And MoSafeRx. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Health Science and is passionate about her work in prevention.

Suicide Prevention Best Practices 2017