Mental Health Monday Mental Health Awareness Month: Suicide Prevalence and Prevention

In the United States, suicide has been among the top 9 leading causes of death for people ages 10 – 64 according to the CDC. While there are numerous factors that may lead someone to consider suicide, it can be prevented and everyone can be part of the solution.

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Angela Stowe serves as the director of UAB Student Counseling Services and the Collegiate Recovery Community in the Division of Student Affairs.  Dr. Stowe received her Ph.D. in Counseling from Auburn University, her Master’s in Higher Education Counseling at the University of Montevallo, and her Bachelor of Arts in Religion at Birmingham-Southern College.  She serves as the chair of the enterprise-wide UAB Suicide Prevention Initiative, which was recognized in 2022 as the American College Health Association Best Practice in Collegiate Health. In 2015, Dr. Stowe started the UAB Collegiate Recovery Community continues to oversee this program and its space.  She also serves as faculty for the School of Public Health where she enjoys teaching and participating in research promotes mental health awareness for college and university students.  Dr. Stowe is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Board Certified Telemental Health Provider.  She serves on the UAB Behavioral Threat Management Team and the UAB Student CARE Team. She has served as president of the Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association and president of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling in Alabama.  Currently, Dr. Stowe enjoys partnering with Dr. Lanzi and the School or Public Health and Honors College to co-advise the Mental Health Ambassadors.
Tami Long, PhD, is the Director of the UAB Employee Assistance and Counseling Center (EACC) and previously served as EACC Program Coordinator. Dr. Long enjoys working with adults, couples, and teenagers and is committed to providing them with the tools they need to be successful. She believes all clients are capable of achieving personal goals, developing self-awareness, and overcoming life challenges. Dr. Long began her human services career as an Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) Social Worker and later owned a business, which provided family support services for Shelby, Madison, Jefferson, and Limestone County DHR. Before beginning employment at the EACC in 2004, she was the Clinical Coordinator for the Bessemer Boys and Girls Group Homes for Hill Crest Behavioral Health Services.
Dr. Long has 20 years of experience in the counseling profession and over 11 years of experience as a clinical supervisor within inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Dr. Long counsels clients with the following treatment issues: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship concerns, trauma, adjustment issues, self-esteem, and job-related problems. She currently serves as secretary on the Executive Board for the International Association of Employee Assistance Professionals in Education (IAEAPE). She desires to enhance the lives of employees and their families by offering quality EAP counseling and services that support and improve one’s overall mental health and emotional well-being.
Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

UAB AIM’s Virtual Mental Health Monday Series is made possible by

Independent Presbyterian Church Foundation

Miriam Kirklin Reed

Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust

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