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Walk with IU Southeast to fight suicide24th September 2017

On paper, Katie Kavanaugh was immersed in the ideal college experience. She had a strong GPA, she was a student leader on campus and she traveled the world with IU Southeast study abroad programs. Beneath the surface, though, Kavanaugh was struggling with memories of childhood trauma and thoughts of suicide. With the help of IU …

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Local veterans use Shakespeare to connect with students on issues of suicide, PTSD19th September 2016

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — The first time retired Army Col. Fred Johnson performed Shakespeare, he thought, “Getting shot was easier than this.” At first glance, it’s an odd combination: veterans using Shakespeare to cope with PTSD and suicidal thoughts. But to Johnson and the veterans who make up Kentucky Shakespeare’s Shakespeare With Veterans, acting out emotional scenes from …

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