Jane Wiggins, Ph.D.

Program Director


  • Preventing suicide in school, campus or community settings
  • Natural helper training- an important strategy for preventing suicide
  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2-day course)
  • Mental Health First Aid (1-day course)
  • Preventing Suicide - Some things we've learned


Jane holds a doctoral degree in psychology from Syracuse University and a masters' degree in education from Bucknell University. She served as a school psychologist for over 30 years during which time she developed expertise in school-based crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Dr. Wiggins has been supporting this work in K-12, campus and community settings since 1995. in 2009, Dr. Wiggins became the director of the Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia, an office within the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at James Madison.

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