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You Can Help – Recognizing Signs of Distress Among Youth and Young Adults

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Presented in partnership with JED Foundation

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In this workshop, participants will learn to identify young people who may be struggling with a mental health challenge or suicidality, offer support in the moment, and refer them to professional help when needed.


Ryan Bunts

JED Campus Advisor

Ryan joined JED in January 2020.  Previously, Ryan worked in student affairs for a combined total of seven years in both Residence Life and Student Conduct at Union College, Manhattan College, and Dutchess Community College.  His experience includes student advocacy, restorative justice, bystander intervention training, Title IX, ally and diversity training, residential education, and curriculum development. Ryan received his B.S. in Business Administration and M.S. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from the State University of New York at Albany.


Thea Zunick, Ed.D.

Manager, Community Engagement

Thea brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education, volunteer engagement, social justice, wellness initiatives, and training and development to JED. Her passion for supporting teens and college students stems from direct engagement with student leaders across the country through speaking engagements and direct campus advisement. Thea earned an Associates Degree from Middlesex County College, a bachelors degree in Psychology and Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey, a Masters degree in Student Personnel in Higher Education from University of Florida, and a Doctorate of Education for the Design of Learning Environments from Rutgers University.

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September 29
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT EDT
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