Beginning his career as a photojournalist and art writer, Peter Wollheim received his M.A. from Simon Fraser University (1978) and Ph.D. in Communication from McGill University (1991). Previous projects include published photoessays on childbirth, the treatment of geriatric patients in a psychiatric hospital, the aftermath of gold mining on the landscape in British Columbia and the history of Idaho’s historic State Penitentiary. Dr. Wollheim serves as the Co-chair of the Idaho Commission on Suicide Prevention. He has presented papers and posters regarding suicide at several national and international conferences. He is a founding board member of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Action Network, and established the nation’s first Certified Crisis Worker preparation program on the BSU campus.