Suicide is ranked above homicide as the 11th leading cause of death in the United States. Someone dies by suicide every 16 minutes and for every death by suicide there are 25 suicide attempts. Suicide causes agonizing emotional pain for the people who are left behind, and it is associated with substantial costs to society as a whole. "Despite these devastating statistics, there is hope for a brighter future," says Kathryn Gordon, assistant professor of psychology at North Dakota State University. "The scientific study of suicide has led to advances in our understanding about why suicide happens, and importantly, how to stop it from happening."
Gordon will present "Science Saving Lives: the Psychology of Suicide," on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Hotel Donaldson's Stokers Basement located at 101 Broadway, downtown Fargo. The presentation is part of the Science Café series, sponsored by the College of Science and Mathematics.
Gordon's presentation will take what science has taught us about suicide and translate it into real-life, practical tips for identifying warning signs and effectively helping people who are at risk for suicide.
The next Science Café is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m. at The Hotel Donaldson's Stokers Basement. The title is "Stem Cells Research: Is it worth it?"
For more information, contact Keri Drinka at (701) 231-6131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.