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Avoid Majoring in Depression; AFSP’s Back to College Campaign Raises Awareness


News Advisory:

-- Conference Call for Media Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. EDT

WHAT: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention kicks off its “Avoid Majoring in Depression” campaign with a media call highlighting the resources available to young adults about how to cope with depression and prevent suicide.

WHO: Speakers at the event include the following medical experts and advocates:

-- Dr. Mort Silverman, psychiatrist and member of AFSP’s Scientific Council

-- Dr. David Fassler, child and adolescent psychiatrist and co-chair of the American Psychiatric Association’s Presidential Task Force on Mental Health on College Campuses

-- Gail Griffith, author of Will’s Choice: A Suicidal Teen, a Desperate Mother, and a Chronicle of Recovery

-- Alison Malmon, President & Executive Director Active Minds on Campus

WHEN: Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. EDT

DIAL IN: Toll Free Access Number: 800-200-5866, PIN code: 628000#


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