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A Roundtable Look at Suicide Prevention Services at Iowa State Universities

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Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255


A significant community push from the community is supporting the opening of a detox center in Sioux City.

On this hour or River to River, Executive Director Siouxland Human Investment Partnership Matt Ohman and Director of Four Directions Community Center in Sioux City and native community advocate Frank LaMere join host Ben Kiefer to discuss efforts to establish comprehensive care for community members struggling with addiction and homelessness in the Sioux City area.

Later, Kieffer explores suicide prevention services and programs at each Iowa state university. Barry Schreier, Director of University Counseling Service & Professor of Counseling Psychology at University of Iowa; Brian Nissen, Suicide Prevention Coordinator at University of Northern Iowa, and Mark Rowe-Barth, Director of Student Wellness at Iowa State University join the conversation.


Help is available if you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide.Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River