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“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to attend the conference in an effort to learn more about the initiatives directed to support the behavioral health and wellness of Minot State University student veterans, service members, and their families. This will help initiate collaborative efforts with service providers already in place on campus and in the Minot community.”
Mirta Fuentes, academic coach, POWER Center

University Communications

Fuentes attends national suicide prevention conference

ARLINGTON, Va. – Minot State University staff member Mirta Fuentes will be attending a workplace suicide prevention conference May 16-17 in the Washington D.C. area.

The conference is entitled, “Employers Answering the Call: Helping to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families,” and is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

“This conference will bring together employers with local representatives from cities and states who have committed to work together to make service members, veterans, and their families (SMVF) health and wellness a priority and end SMVF suicide,” according to a letter that Fuentes received from conference organizers, “Participants will build on existing workplace health and safety initiatives and receive information about emerging strategies and best practices to incorporate SMVF-focused wellness and suicide prevention strategies.”

Fuentes, an academic coach who works in the MSU POWER Center, works closely with the Veterans Services Office on campus.

“It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to attend the conference in an effort to learn more about the initiatives directed to support the behavioral health and wellness of Minot State University student veterans, service members, and their families,” Fuentes said. “This will help initiate collaborative efforts with service providers already in place on campus and in the Minot community.”

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Published: 05/15/18



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