THE SILENT EPIDEMIC: A CONFERENCE ON SUICIDE
WHAT DO WE KNOW? WHAT CAN WE DO?
- General Public
- Health Care Professionals, Social Workers, Mental Health Providers, Crisis Center Workers, First Responders
- School Counselors & Administrators, Educators, Students and Parents
- Employers and Union Leadership, H.R. Directors, Construction Workers, Lawyers, CPAs, Clergy and other Professionals
- Veterans and Active Military, Government Policy Makers and Community Leaders
- Loss Survivors and Attempt Survivors of Suicide/Lived Experience
KEY THEMES OF CONFERENCE
RESEARCH AND THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES
What’s the latest research and information about the nature, causes, and management of suicidal behavior and related disorders? Featuring Thomas Joiner, Ph.D. Florida State University, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology.
What do we know about suicide in bipolar disorders? What can we do to minimize risk and adopt prevention strategies? Featuring Sagar Parikh, MD, FRCPC, Maria Bastida, MS, APRN, BC and Cynthia Ewell Foster, PhD of the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program, U of M Depression Center.
Understand the Zero Suicide Initiative, a commitment to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems, and learn about specific set of strategies and tools necessary to adopt the initiative. Featuring Doree Ann V. Espiritu, M.D. Doctor of Psychiatry, Henry Ford Health System, Behavioral Health Services.
Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Training Physicians” featuring Srijan Sen, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan.
YOUTH AND EDUCATION
Suicide touches youth and educational institutions in dramatic ways – What do we know about reducing the risk of youth suicide? What can educators and mental health professionals do to reduce the impact of bullying and social media pressure that tragically impacts young people and their families? What can we do to refresh and reinforce crisis management plans? Featuring Cheryl King Ph.D. Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, University of Michigan and Director of the Youth Depression Suicide Research Program.
Why are people with eating disorders more likely to kill themselves than any other psychiatric condition? How can we enhance our skills, and increase our confidence in treating this high-stakes population? Featuring Kristin Francis, M.D. Child and adolescent inpatient psychiatrist, University Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Utah Health.
VETERANS AND ACTIVE MILITARY
SUICIDE PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE
SURVIVING SUICIDE: A JOURNEY OF HEALING AND HOPE
The Conference will also offer panel discussions and breakout presentations on a variety of topics.