Suicide PreventionHow to recognize and respond to suicide risk is an area of scholarship for Nina Rovinelli Heller, Zachs Professor and interim Dean of the School of Social Work. She is a consultant to the State of Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board and led the development of the state suicide prevention plan and serves on several related statewide committees. She is also a member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Taskforce on Clinical Workforce Preparedness and is trained to perform psychological autopsies following completed suicides.

UConn is observing Suicide Prevention Week from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 and  UConn Today interviewed Dr. Heller.