Grizzlies Response: Awareness and Suicide Prevention
Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Contact

Principal Investigator
Michael MacDonald, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Teacher Development and Educational Studies
Oakland University
2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
Pawley Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2629
mmacdona@oakland.edu

Program Manager
Erica Wallace, MPH
2200 N. Squirrel Rd. 
Graham Health Center 
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2758 
ehwallac@oakland.edu

About GRASP

Grizzlies Response: Awareness and Suicide Prevention (GRASP) was started by several OU professors who saw a need for mental health awareness, particularly suicide prevention, on campus and in the community. In fall 2012, they received a Garrett L. Smith Suicide Prevention Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The purpose of the grant is to train faculty, staff, and students to effectively address mental health, build community relationships, and educate and provide resources to the OU community.

Goals

Goal 1: Promote suicide prevention through campus and community partnerships.
Goal 2: Provide prevention training to campus and community gatekeepers.
Goal 3: Create a virtual learning center (this website) to disseminate information.
Goal 4: Develop and deliver educational programs to 20% of the OU campus.
Goal 5: Create a campus work group that will evaluate campus crisis protocols.

GRASP Grantees

Lisa Hawley, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling
Michael MacDonald, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Development and Educational Studies
Patricia Wren, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor and Program Director, Department of Health Sciences

Funding

This website and its content were developed in part under the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Grant No. 1U79SM060542-01). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS. 

We acknowledge the generous support and assistance of our campus partners through which many suicide prevention activities will be made available.