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NH 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

Suicide Prevention: It’s Happening Here!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits -- 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks and Morning Plenary-- 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zero Suicide Richard McKeon, PhD, MPH Richard McKeon, PhD, Chief of the Suicide Prevention Branch in the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).” Dr. McKeon will provide a review of the most recent data and knowledge regarding the reduction of the incidence of suicide in the country, as well as specific to the state of New Hampshire. Emphasis will be on the concept of “Zero Suicide”, including comprehensive community approaches to suicide prevention. Dr. McKeon will define what is meant by “zero suicide,” and how important it is for health care systems to engage the broader community in suicide prevention efforts, including suicide attempt survivors, family members, policymakers and researchers.

Morning Concurrent Workshops -- 10:15 AM to 11:45

AM Lunch Provided -- 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Workshops -- 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM

Afternoon Plenary --2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

NH Youth Suicide Prevention Leaders today = Prevention Leaders of tomorrow!
Mary Forsythe-Taber, CPS, MS and Deb Baird

The afternoon plenary will inform, inspire and confirm that the future of Suicide Prevention lays squarely in the hands of our youth! Throughout New Hampshire youth of all ages are talking, supporting and informing their peers, and their communities members about the importance of breaking down the stigma, creating safe environments to support candid conversations, and providing trainings and activities focused around how to recognize the warning signs and connect at-risk individuals to support. Remarkable system work is being done around New Hampshire by these young leaders, their work will inspire and assure you that suicide prevention will continue to grow and thrive through our youth. This session will showcase their work and give the audience a hands on experience – through a youth lead activity. Audience members will also have an opportunity to engage with the youth through a short question and answer session.

Information Brochure with Registration Form

NH 13th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference