Join Curtin Malaysia’s webinar on suicide prevention

Miri – 26 May 2021 – Following the success of its two-part Suicide Prevention webinar series last year, Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) is bringing back Part 1 of the series titled ‘Suicide Prevention: How to Respond to Someone who is Feeling Suicidal’ this Thursday, 27 May 2021.

Participation in the webinar, which will be presented by certified University Counsellors Dorety Panggil and Jessica Akang of Curtin Malaysia’s Health, Counselling and Disability Services Department, is free of charge. It will be conducted in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.

It is hoped that this webinar will once again be well attended by participants from all across Malaysia, including representatives of NGOs, universities and schools, religious bodies and government agencies.

The focus of the webinar will be on recognising those who might be feeling suicidal and knowing the right ways to help those at risk.

“We may not know how to deal with friends or family members with suicidal tendencies, but this webinar will provide resources and insights for a better understanding of suicide and how to prevent it,” said Dorety.

She added that the webinar will also examine our value systems, particularly when it comes to suicide, and how the stigma surrounding suicide can be broken if society changes its attitudes towards it.

This webinar is the latest in a series of mental health webinars the university is conducting as a public service, following on the success of four earlier webinars titled ‘Love-Hate Relationships’, ‘How to Respond to Someone who is Feeling Suicidal’ and ‘Dealing with the Human Vampire’.

It will be hosted on Cisco Webex from 2 pm to 3.30 pm (UTC/GMT +8). Attendance is free of charge but participants are required to pre-register at https://forms.gle/wH5x9koMpT5nTadC6. For enquiries, email Dorety at dorety.p@curtin.edu.my or Jessica at jessica@curtin.edu.my.

Curtin Malaysia’s Health, Counselling & Disability Services Department supports the safety and wellbeing of the campus’ diverse community of students and staff through the provision of a wide range of counselling services, and health and disability related services at its Health Centre.

The Department also organises seminars and talks highlighting health and safety issues, as well as community service projects involving staff and students, as part of its community engagement initiatives.

Given the current COVID-19 situation, its seminars and talks are all being conducted online. For the time being, the Department will continue to run webinars with interesting topics of public interest once or twice a month. More information on the upcoming webinars will follow soon.

Suicide Prevention webinar by Curtin Malaysia on 27 May 2021.

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