FREE Pre-Symposium Webinars
The presenters will present recent trends in Vermont suicide and related data. Special populations that will be described include youth, LGBTQ+, Persons of Color, females and older adults.
This session has been designed for those who are new to the VT Suicide Prevention efforts and provides an overview of key partners, major initiatives & activities as well as the foundation of our work – the VT Suicide Prevention Platform.
In order to begin to address the disparity in efforts around suicide prevention, we need to widen our lens to include a perspective of social justice and racial equity.
Hasan will share the simple strategies his personal champions employed to help him complete the “JD shuffle” and go from Hasan Davis Juvenile Delinquent to Hasan Davis Juris Doctor.
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Ted-Talk Style Presentations
This Ted-style Talk covers Joe’s personal experiences as a United States Army Veteran of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, and as a suicide attempt survivor.
Law Enforcement leaders deal with intense levels of stress which can and often do lead to depression and suicidal ideation.
In a time where human connection and accountability is so illuminated, is this an opportunity to disrupt and redefine our personal systems of accountability, care, and connection?
A panel of collaborators share some of the stories, challenges and successes, and their vision for the future which is now shared.
Learn about the approach of care coordinators and wellness nurses who perform screenings, provide education and intervene as necessary with counseling, make referral to specialists, and assist in living well connecting their older adults with peers.
In this workshop, presenters will describe a model for Integrated Behavioral Health & the application of Collaborative Assessment of Suicide (CAMS) in primary and specialty care practices.
Join Elaine as she examines experiences in the aftermath of suicide, to include perspectives of loss survivors and first responders.
Leventry will provide personal stories from their own experiences while highlighting statistics from national and local surveys that confirm the LGBTQIA+ community suffers a disproportionately higher rate of self-harm, suicide ideation, and suicide compared to straight, cisgender peers.
In this workshop, there will be a discussion on those practices and methodology and ways to overcome obstacles.
Join us in examining practical examples of innovative strategies to build a ZERO GAP in care transitions for those with identified suicide risk.
Drs. Bell and Delaney will present an innovative approach they have developed for training providers on how to engage clients/patients on firearm safe storage practices, both for suicide prevention and as a broader approach to firearm injury prevention for children and families.
Engage with “telehealth guru” Reid Plimpton from the Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC) as he shares Telehealth 101 for Mental Health Providers which provides an overview on subjects such as: how to choose a telehealth platform, equipment needs, HIPAA considerations, reimbursement, licensure, and an orientation to readily-available telehealth resources through the NETRC, and other national organizations.
This workshop addresses the history, nature, and roles of peer support and what we have learned about its evidence and benefits, and how it can be applied to suicide prevention.
Sarah Squirrell, Commissioner of Vermont Department of Mental Health, has over 20 years of experience in community mental health and...Read More