Ending stigma is not enough to stem the tide of suicide

Recent high-profile celebrity suicides have combined with alarming new reports of rising U.S. suicide rates to unleash a virtual tsunami of concern.  In the past three days, I’ve read at least a half-dozen heartfelt pleas for anyone with suicidal urges to seek professional help, and another half-dozen calls to “end the stigma” associated with getting … Continue reading Ending stigma is not enough to stem the tide of suicide

In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center

It was a challenge that made everyone feel - and look - good. The Gulf Park BSW Club at the Southern Miss School of Social Work raised $500 for the Gulf Coast Center for Nonviolence and in the process had some fun with male faculty, students and administrators who agreed to wear red lipstick if the … Continue reading In the Red: Gulf Park BSW Club Raises Funds for Nonviolence Center

Story Features Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry, Highlights Food Insecurity

Two recent studies about food insecurity show why the on-campus Eagle's Nest Food Pantry is such a crucial resource at Southern Miss. Students Jacky Thompson and Tyesha Christopher, along with Dr. Tamara Hurst, are featured in a recent story in the Hattiesburg American that highlights the efforts of the pantry to serve the needs of … Continue reading Story Features Eagle’s Nest Food Pantry, Highlights Food Insecurity