The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference in collaboration with the Georgia College and State University Coalition. The conference will take place September 23-25, 2019, in Pine Mountain. The theme is, ‘Connect, Communicate, Care.’
The goal of the 2019 Georgia Suicide Prevention Conference is to provide a forum for supportive learning to those who share an interest in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.
“Becoming more informed and educated about mental health wellness is the start to reducing the stigma associated with mental illness,” said DBHDD Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald. “This year’s conference is not only a major learning event for suicide prevention stakeholders but is also an opportunity for professionals, suicide loss survivors and attempt survivors alike to bolster prevention and intervention strategies in their jurisdiction.”
Featured speakers include Jennifer Ashton, M.D., ABC News chief medical correspondent and author of Life After Suicide; Alex Crosby, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dorian A. Lamis, Ph.D., licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine; and 2016 Miss America Betty Maxwell and husband Spencer Maxwell, both suicide loss survivors and mental health advocates. In addition, there will be more than 25 unique workshops, interactive discussion panels, forums, and poster sessions.
Registration will be capped at 275 participants. Please click here to register today:DBHDD.cvent.com/2019SuicidePC
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Walker Tisdale, MPH, MA, LMSW
Director of Suicide Prevention
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that supports people with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve.