Suicide prevention conference to be held for sixth consecutive year in Jefferson City

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | 4:26 p.m. CDT; updated 7:41 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 27, 2011

COLUMBIA — The Show Me You Care About Suicide Prevention Conference will be held for the sixth consecutive year in Jefferson City on Thursday and Friday.

The Missouri Department of Mental Health is one of the sponsors of the event, which will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.

Featured speakers include:

According to a conference brochure, objectives for participants include:

  • Learning skills and methods to encourage help-seeking behaviors.
  • Learning research-backed strategies for effective suicide prevention.
  • Understanding how collaboration among community stakeholders can advance suicide prevention efforts.

Workshops and breakout sessions cover topics such as:

  • The effect of media coverage on suicides.
  • Suicide prevention for LGBT youth.
  • Research and prevention of suicide among working-age men.
  • Aspects of disaster mental health and psychological first aid.
  • Addressing suicidal tendencies in seniors.

For more information about the conference, or to register, visit the conference's website.

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