Outreach Events

Outreach Events

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) reaches out to the university community through its psycho-educational programming for students, faculty, staff, and other outside professionals.  The goals of our outreach efforts are to decrease stigma associated with mental health struggles, increase knowledge and skills, create opportunities for new and realistic behavior, foster interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships, and encourage healthy psychological functioning.

The staff at CAPS design and implement educational presentations and training session events according to the needs of a particular group, class, or faculty member. CAPS staff also offer event support to our campus community.


In order to better serve your needs, please fill out an event request form providing 3 weeks advanced notice for counseling center staff to attend events and schedule presentations.

Interview requests received from FGCU Student for course projects or class assignments require an event request form and 2-weeks’ advance notice.   


CAPS educational presentations, trainings, or event support may be provided pending scheduling and staffing availability.





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Out of the Darkness

Date and Time TBD

Out of the Darkness Campus Walks

Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn't get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death. It's up to Walkers like us to make a difference. Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.


Questions: jrego@fgcu.edu



Promoting Effective Suicide Awareness and Prevention

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CLASP is an active and supportive coalition of staff and students who promote effective suicide awareness and prevention efforts that will save lives at Florida Universities and Colleges.  Our logo, a Pink Flamingo, is a tropical bird that is often associated with Florida and was chosen by our students.  The flamingo, is often seen in a flamboyance standing on one leg (striving for balance), tucking the other leg up under them (seeking warmth).  The flamingo is also said to symbolize the importance of emotions and their free expression, promoting being open to others and being open-hearted.

FGCU CLASP Representatives

  • Adaptive Services  (Dodie Jeter)
  • University Recreation & Wellness (TBD)
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (Julie Rego, Dennis Christoffersen, Jody Magras, Brian Bakalar)
  • Student Care Services (Morgan Quinn)
  • Multicultural & Leadership Development Center (Maamideede Hudson)
  • Office of Housing and Residence Life (Casey Remspecher)
  • Prevention and Wellness (Brittany Hensley)
  • Student Health Services (Kristin J. Phillipine)
  • Department of Social Work (Leigh Taylor)
  • WGCU (Michael Donlan)

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CLASP Re-New You Festival

A CLASP approach to enhance student mental health and overall wellness.

Tuesday, October 19, 9:30am-12:30pm, Library Lawn


CLASP Fall Festival is an uplifting event that includes:

  • Free food
  • Educational and creative stations
  • Music
  • Prizes


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SafeTalk Training

Tough Conversations

A presentation from FGCU C.L.A.S.P. Collegiate Life Alliance for Suicide Prevention. A free workshop that prepares attendees to be a suicide alert helper.

  • Notice and respond to situations where suicide thoughts might be present.
  • Know community resources and how to connect someone with thoughts of suicide to them for further help.
  • Recognize that invitations for help are often overlooked.
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide. 
  • Apply all the TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, Keepsafe. 
  • Move beyond the common tendency to miss, dismiss, and avoid suicide.

Upcoming Sessions


For more info contact:

Dr. Julie Rego, caps@fgcu.edu



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International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Saturday, November 20, 2021


Survivor Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather around the world at events in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. 


All gatherings included a screening of The Journey: A Story of Healing and Hope, a compelling AFSP-produced documentary about the suicide loss experience, as well as a new follow-up featurette, The Journey Revisited, in which six of the original Journey participants gather three years later to reflect on how their grief and healing journey is evolving.

Survivor Day - AFSP