Current research supports that we, employees of systems and organizations, cannot produce desired outcomes for those we serve without a stable, engaged, and healthy workforce. As helping professionals, our wellbeing is affected; we oftentimes take care of others and forget to tend to our own needs in the process. This training will provide an understanding of how to sustain yourself in the work by providing key learnings and mindset shift.
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Pre-Symposium- Suicide Deaths in Vermont, The Intersection of Mental Health Challenges, Lethal Means, and Biological Sex
This presentation will focus on the interaction of key factors seen in people who died by suicide, including the person’s history of mental health challenges, the lethal means used for suicide, and their biological sex.
Running Through The Fields Of Life To Reach One Another Presented By: Jodi Girouard, B.A. in Education and English, PWLE A five minute video on reaching
This presentation will intertwine music, art and humor to address the serious issues that have increased risk of suicide among American Indians & how embracing culture is key to reducing that risk.
Presented by: David Rettew, MD This presentation will take a positive psychiatry perspective on suicide prevention and describe how qualities such as connectedness, optimism, and self-efficacy can
Presented by: Victor Armstrong, MSW Lessons learned from the COVID-19: The role of clinicians, policy makers, providers, advocates, and lived mental experience in moving us forward.
Healthcare providers can be partners in suicide prevention. This workshop will focus on screening and feasibly managing patients at risk for suicide without overtaxing medical settings.
Presented by: JoEllen Tarallo, Ed.D., MCHES, Mark Gebo, M.Ed., Annalisa MacDonald, LCMHC, and Tracy Binet-Perrin, M. Ed. Discover the elements of a prevention prepared school community, and the steps taken
Presented by: Cheryl Sharp, MSW, ALWS, Susan Swindell, Licensed Psychologist–Master, and Matthew MacNeil, M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., LCMHC Organization wellness does not happen in a vacuum. It takes effort,
Presented by: Stan Collins, NREMT This presentation will describe the work of a Cultural Brokering program developed and implemented in Vermont to address behavioral health disparities
Presented by: Mercedes Avila, PhD This presentation will describe the work of a Cultural Brokering program developed and implemented in Vermont to address behavioral health disparities
Intentional self-poisoning in young people- Prevention, identification, treatment and referral in primary care and other settings
Presented by: Tom Delaney, PhD, Logan Hegg, PsyD, and Rachael Comeau, Ed.D Rates of intentional self-poisoning, a common form of self-harm in young people, have increased substantially