PDA Research Café is a free series, organized by postdocs, to share the exciting research being carried out at UNC with the local community. All talks are delivered by engaging professionals who are leading experts in their fields of research.
No background knowledge is required. Everyone is welcome.
Talks take place periodically, at TRU Deli, 114 Henderson Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The next PDA Research Café takes place Wednesday, September 6, 2023, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.:
Mental Health: Creating A Life Worth Living: Suicide Prevention & Neurodiversity
In the US, suicide claims three times more lives than homicide. Join Dr. Morganne Reid as she explains the pressing issue of our youth mental health crisis, and how individuals with autism face heightened susceptibility. Dr. Reid makes the case for why there is hope, and how research with autistic individuals grappling with suicidal thoughts offers valuable insights that can help shape wider suicide prevention strategies. This talk and Q&A is designed for a general audience.