From Hope,
To Prevention,
To Connection


SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

This event brings together national, regional and Vermont stakeholders to facilitate collaborations and strengthen suicide prevention.

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Get Inspired, Motivated,
Educated & Connected

This full-day event offers three amazing Keynote Presentations that will inspire professionals and laymen alike.  Topics will be explored in depth during eight workshops held throughout the day in four specific disciplines.  

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Kelly Posner

Dr. Kelly Posner​, PhD

Founder and Director

The Columbia Lighthouse Project

Kheya Ganguly M.A.

Kheya Ganguly M.A.

Director of Trauma Prevention and Resilience Development

Vermont Department Of Mental Health

Ryan Price

Ryan Price, MPA

Area Director

American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Vermont Chapter

Discover the 2022 Program

Engaging and inspiring talks & workshops

The Symposium benefits anyone with an interest in learning more about current and forthcoming resources, best practices, and ongoing conversations surrounding suicide and self-harm prevention. This includes and is not limited to those with lived experience, advocates, professionals working within education, healthcare, social services, substance misuse programming, mental health services, workforce development, youth and family engagement, and anyone who wants to get involved in this important work.

Topics Include

  • Best practice/innovations/improvements in clinical care
  • Suicide prevention and mental health across the lifespan
  • Lethal means reduction (including firearms and poisoning)
  • Benefits of peer support
  • Learning from loss survivors and those with lived experience
  • Finding connection and hope
  • Community-level prevention and postvention
  • Reducing stigma
  • High-risk populations


Why Join In?


Examine tools and approaches for improving support to at-risk populations.


Share best practices and opportunities for sustaining programs and connections to help individuals across the lifespan.


Explore and engage with peer support services while discussing resources and data.


Inform policy and practice using the voices of loss and attempt to survivors.

Big Thanks To Our Friends & Partners

Big Thanks To Our Friends & Partners

New England Public Health Training Center NEPHTC
Chroma Technology Corporation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont BCBSVT

Check Out Previous Symposiums

View this Montage of a Past Live Online Symposium
Check out the Symposium from last year!

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