The Women’s Retention Project, Jean Braden Center for Women, and Gender & Social Equity hosted a suicide prevention event at the Alexandria Campus for Suicide Prevention Awareness month. Students danced, hugged and wrote messages of hope and encouragement to others from our campus community who may be experiencing depression or suicidal thoughts.
Samia Hajjaoui led the event. Samia is an active member of the NOVA College Women Student Leader program. NOVACares, Arlington County and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provided support and resources. It was an inspirational day and the response was overwhelming!