6th annual Conference on Suicide: Equity and Equality in Suicide Prevention –
Expanding the Conversation and Offering Solutions
January 27 - 29, 2002
This three day conference will explore solutions to the challenges that contribute to inequities and inequalities in our systems and in ourselves. The 2022 conference will dig deep to look for solutions to increases in suicide and suicidal attempts in diverse communities with a focus on what prevention models, evidence-based training programs and treatment modalities are working to make a difference and save lives.
The first day of the conference is the annual School Summit, presented by The Children’s Foundation, with sessions and speakers focused on education and youth. The second day of the conference, presented by the Dolores and
Paul Lavins Foundation, features expanded conversations and solutions to the increased suicide risk in marginalized communities. The final day of the conference is dedicated to survivors and the elimination of stigma and is presented by the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation. Saturday’s survivor program will be FREE and available as part of all conference registrations as well as being live streamed on Facebook in conjunction with Detroit Public Television: Kevin Fischer of NAMI MI, Jordan Burnham, Barb Smith and a survivor panel moderated
by Amelia Lehto. On Thursday and Friday, there will be 10 breakout sessions covering a variety of subjects of interest to educators, mental health professionals and suicide prevention advocates.
Registration for the conference will be $150 to attend the three-day conference and $100 for the
3rd Annual School Summit only. The Saturday Program is FREE of charge, but you must register in advance.
Student rates are available.
Register for the conference at: https://kevinssong.org/conference/
My Ascension Documentary FREE Virtual Screening
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM MST
This FREE virtual screening of the feature length documentary "My Ascension," chronicles Emma Benoit's inspiring journey and quest to walk again after a suicide attempt paralyzed her. Emma became propelled by a mission to use her painful experience to help others find hope, and shine more light on the fact that 20 young people die every day by suicide in the United States. The film also highlights the stories of two remarkable young people who tragically did not survive their attempts, and we learn first-hand from their families, friends, school officials and suicide prevention experts about the devastating effects of suicide and what can
be done to prevent it. Magellan Healthcare, The Speedy Foundation,
Idaho Federation of Families, Recovery in Motion and Hope Squad present
thisspecial screening of the film "My Ascension," available to stream for FREE on
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM MST.
The screening will be followed by an important dialogue related to youth suicide prevention. Speakers include: Emma Benoit, Shannon Decker, founder of The Speedy Foundation,
Dr. Greg Hudnall, founder of Hope Squad and filmmaker Greg Dicharry.
Register now for this FREE event at: http://watch.showandtell.film/watch/idaho
If you or someone you know needs help - call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 or text the Crisis Text Line - Text - HELLO to 741741
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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