The Silent Epidemic: A Conference on Suicide
INFORMATION – INTERVENTION – HOPE
THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE sessions begin Thursday morning aimed at first responders, medical and nursing students and residents, physicians and hospital emergency department personnel with a focus on the Zero Suicide initiative. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
FIRST RESPONDER TRAINING WORKSHOP will be offered Thursday afternoon.
FILM PREMIERE Thursday evening, we will be premiering the new film, Death is Not the Answer, produced and directed by documentary filmmaker, Keith Famie and co-produced by KnowResolve and Kevin’s Song. WDIV Medical Consultant, Frank McGeorge MD will host this event. Attend the Premiere Reception or just the film.
2-DAY CONFERENCE The Main Conference opens Friday and continues on Saturday and will include plenary and breakout sessions on a variety of subjects directed at various communities affected by suicide. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Friday evening will include a casual supper with refreshments followed by an evening of music, storytelling and poetry.
SATURDAY SURVIVOR CONFERENCE Saturday sessions aimed at survivors of suicide and coping with loss and grief. Following lunch, the conference will close with a Healing Ceremony.
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University, Author, Consultant to NASA’s Human Research Program, and Co-Director of the Dept. of Defense Funded Military Suicide Research Consortium.
The Silent Epidemic: A Conference on Suicide will be a three-day event held on April 7, 8 and 9, 2016.