February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

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Student writing essay
MDC student Renee Lambert won a national essay contest sponsored by the Jed Foundation, the leading U.S. organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students.

Student Wins Essay Contest

MDC’s suicide prevention program garnered widespread recognition when student Renee Lambert won a national essay contest sponsored by the Jed Foundation, the leading U.S. organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students.

Lambert’s essay detailed her work with MDC’s program, which is funded by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She focused on how MDC prepared her for a future career as a social worker and advocate for the elderly.

“I’ve learned about help-seeking and life skills for students,” she wrote in her essay, which is featured on the Jed Foundation website.

— AMS


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