Five College Consortium


Subject Name: 
Health Promotion & Policy
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UMass Amherst
In the United States, suicide is one of the leading causes of death, and represents a health disparity for particular populations such as young Indigenous and older white men. Despite growing attention to the issue in recent years, suicide has been difficult to prevent or reduce in the United States. This 3-credit suicide prevention course is experiential, and designed to provide students from a variety of disciplines with a working knowledge of a range of meanings associated with the act of suicide at various historical periods and in different disciplinary and cultural contexts. These perspectives will provide a critical lens to consider current North American suicide prevention strategies, and to explore a myriad of ways to go about preventing suicide as a public health and social justice issue.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0 Lisa Wexler W 4:00PM 6:30PM