Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: is a collaborative grant co-directed by Drs. Pamela Cogdal (CEPR) and Theresa Okwumabua
(Psychology). This grant entails training students, staff and faculty in suicide intervention
and prevention as well as the destigmatization of mental health issues. This grant
has collaborated with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, Job Corps., and Memphis
City Schools in an effort to educate the campus and local community in preventative
measures regarding depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and substance abuse issues.
The outreach efforts this Fall have touched 2,016 students, staff and faculty.