A Safe Space: A Discussion of Nurse Suicide Prevention and Awareness
As a part of Adelphi’s Nurses Week and in honor of the tremendous toll these past few years have had on so many healthcare professionals, the College of Nursing and Public Health, in partnership with Adelphi’s Student Counseling Center will explore the importance of mental health with a discussion of nurse suicide prevention and awareness.
“A Safe Space: A Discussion of Nurse Suicide Prevention and Awareness” will be led by College of Nursing and Public Health’s Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Dr. Marissa Abram. Dr. Abram will be joined by Student Counseling Center Health Educator, Suede Graham, M.S.
This session will discuss topics surrounding suicide, suicidal ideation, anxiety, and depression and some people might find it disturbing or triggering. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please contact any of the following:
– 911 if an emergency
– Adelphi’s Public Safety Department
– The Student Counseling Center
– DASH in Hauppauge (Suffolk County only, 631-952-3333 HOTLINE available 24/7/365)
– Nassau Mobile Crisis Team: 516-227-TALK (227-8255)
– Mindful Urgent Care – Melville, West Hempstead, White Plains, NYC; www.mindfulurgentcare.com
Suede Graham serves as the Health Educator within the Department of Health Outreach & Promotion at Adelphi’s Student Counseling Center. In his role, Suede advises the Center’s Peer Educator Program, which is a student-led program aimed to educate the Adelphi community on topics of holistic well-being, kindness, mental health, and mindfulness. Suede has a BA in Music and two minors in Communication and Psychology from Arkansas Tech University, as well as a MS in Counselor Education from Mississippi State University.
Dr. Marissa Abram is an assistant professor at Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health. She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner currently practicing emergency psychiatry at Northwell Health and in co-occurring disorders at the Town of Babylon in the drug and alcohol division. She is founder of Strategic Wellness Management, a private mental health practice where she focuses on promoting mental health and wellness with her clients. Dr. Abram’s research interests are focused on the delivery of care within the substance use treatment setting and best practices in educating the future workforce in the care of individuals with substance use disorders. She serves as the president of the New York State Chapter of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). Notably, Dr. Abram is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the International Academy of Addictions Nursing. Dr. Abram is a member of Adelphi University’s 2015 class of 10 under 10.