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University of South Dakota's Center for Brain and Behavior Research Presents Program About Suicide

VERMILLION, S.D. – Rising rates of suicide on the national level – especially among youth and young adults – and South Dakota’s high ranking among all states for suicides will be topics discussed at a public forum sponsored by the University of South Dakota’s Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe).

The program, titled “Suicide Prevention,” will be presented Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at USD’s Health Science Center, located at 1400 W. 22nd Street, on the Sanford health campus in Sioux Falls. The program will be presented via live video on the USD campus in Vermillion in the Lee Medical Building, Room 107. There is no fee required to attend this forum.

Presenters from local and national organizations and institutions will enrich the program. Representatives from local organizations, including Sheri Nelson of the Helpline Center, Jenifer Schramm of the Sioux Falls Veterans Administration (VA) and Anne Dilenschneider of New Idea Counseling, will speak and answer questions about services available for those who might be at risk.

Yogesh Dwivedi, professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Emily Ansell, associate professor of psychology at Syracuse University, will explain and answer questions regarding their cutting-edge work on suicide and suicide prevention.

Program attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about local resources for the treatment of mental health disorders and support for those who have lost someone to suicide.

For more information regarding this event or CBBRe, please contact:

Robin Miskimins, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe)
Associate Dean of Research
Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences
University of South Dakota

Lee Baugh, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Center for Brain and Behavior Research (CBBRe)
Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences
University of South Dakota


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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