Join UT Dallas for a public lecture, "Why People Die by Suicide," with Dr. Thomas Joiner. Dr. Joiner is an American academic psychologist and leading expert on suicide. He is the Robert O. Lawton Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, where he operates the Laboratory for the Study of the Psychology and Neurobiology of Mood Disorders, Suicide, and Related Conditions. Dr. Joiner has authored or edited seventeen books, including Why People Die By Suicide, published in 2005 by Harvard University Press, and Myths About Suicide, published in 2010, also with Harvard University Press. The book Lonely at the Top was published by Palgrave MacMillan in October, 2011, and the book The Perversion of Virtue: Understanding Murder-Suicide was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.
Licensed social workers may receive 1.5 CEUs for attending this event.
This event is sponsored by the family of Matthew K. Weddle and the VA North Texas Suicide Prevention Program. On campus hosts are the UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, the UT Dallas Student Wellness Center and the UT Dallas Student Counseling Center.
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