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Nissel Presents Training on Suicide Prevention

Nissel_Chaim_300Dr. Chaim Nissel, dean of students at Yeshiva University and adjunct assistant instructor at Wurzweiler School of Social Work, presented four days of suicide prevention training in the northern Minnesotan cities of Bemidji and Duluth on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health.

These mini-courses taught 75 mobile crisis team members and community mental health practitioners to properly evaluate suicide risk, provide evidence-based suicide intervention and help reduce suicides in their communities. Minnesota has experienced a significant increase in completed suicides over the past several years, overtaking national suicide trends.

Nissel will also be training new YU counseling center staff and other student-facing personnel on suicide prevention efforts.