My husband, Dick, and I have set up a “Keith Loehr Memorial Scholarship” at Purdue University. ( Dick and I both graduated from Purdue.)
For: Graduate Student in Counseling, College of Education, Purdue University, West Lafayette Campus
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial support for a student who has an interest in suicide prevention through the early detection and treatment of students suffering from depression. Special emphasis should be directed towards students in the primary and secondary schools
The symptoms of depression are known, and treatment programs which involve counseling and perhaps medicine can be effective. Often, however, severely depressed people do not seek treatment due to ignorance or due to the stigma attached to neuro-biological illnesses such as depression
The intention of this scholarship is to help promote the identification and application of successful suicide prevention programs in schools. The intention is not to provide support for basic research into depression or into suicidal behaviors.
The student should have an interest in being an advocate for people dealing with depression as well as an advocate for those who have suffered a loss through suicide.