Location: Kansas City Airport Marriott
Featuring: Jerry Reed, Ph.D., MSW, Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center
- Catherine Barber, MPA, director of the Means Matter Campaign at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Injury Control Research Center (HICRC)
- John Draper, Ph.D., Project Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
- Richard McKeon, Ph.D., Suicide Prevention Branch, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- Dese'Rae Stage, Live Through This
- Caitlin Thompson, Ph.D., VA Deputy Director of Suicide Prevention
- Peter Wyman, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention
Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference Sponsored By:
Missouri Department of Mental Health | Missouri Mental Health Foundation | Headquarters, Inc. | Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services | Kansas Department of Health and Environment | Iowa Department of Public Health | Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition | Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
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ASIST 5-day Training for Trainers - July 6-10, 2015 - Lawrence May 28, 2015
The five-day T4T course is the first step toward becoming a registered ASIST trainer and providing your own workshops. Attendees learn the content and process of ASIST and the skills needed to conduct it. The course and the ongoing support from LivingWorks provide a cost-effective way to develop life-assisting knowledge and skills in your community.
How a visual cliche about mental health can slip throughApril 27, 2015
"A 'headclutcher' is a type of stock picture often – too often, according to campaigning charities – used to illustrate stories about mental ill health. An example in the Guardian accompanied an article on 7 April with the headline “How not to talk to somebody with depression”. The picture, of a young man sitting with his head in his hands, was changed – following complaints below the line – to one of a young woman looking out of a window, which also drew criticism."