Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention initiatives at the University of Dayton strive to enrich the community of care that is an intrinsic piece of our institutional identity.  To be successful as an institution, all within the UD community must be involved and take an active role to model an ethos of wellness that destigmatizes mental health issues and educates around mind, body, and spirit issues.  By providing training, education and resources, we are committed to building each individuals' capacity to be an active member of our community of care. The knowledge and skills students learn during their time at UD allow them to successfully navigate the complexities of life in order to thrive, graduate and go on to live productive lives.

Mental Health is defined as the state of well-being in which an individual realizes their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community (World Health Organization, 2014).

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