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The Nature and Roles of Mental Health Peer Support

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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. Following a brief history of the recovery movement, the presenter will describe the nature of mental health peer support; the various roles and mechanisms of peer support; the evidence and benefits of peer support, such as instilling hope and role modeling self-care and recovery; and the lessons learned about peer support that could be applied to Vermont’s efforts around the role of peers in suicide prevention.

Dr. Davidson will be joined by Vermont peer support specialists Peter Espenshade, Livia Davis, Laurie Emerson, and Heather White to share the local perspective.

Presenters

Leveraging your Experience While Honoring the Sacred

Leveraging your Experience While Honoring the Sacred

Join Elaine as she examines experiences in the aftermath of suicide, to include perspectives of loss survivors and first responders.
Suicide Prevention in Vermont: Comprehensive Systems Overview

Suicide Prevention in Vermont: Comprehensive Systems Overview

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.
Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

Recent Suicide Prevention Trends: What Have We Been Learning?

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.
Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.

Pata Suyemoto, Ph.D.

Dr. Pata Suyemoto is a feminist scholar, writer, educator, diversity trainer, mental health activist, jewelry designer, and avid bicyclist.
Jennifer Kelliher

Jennifer Kelliher

Jennifer Kelliher has been the Managing Director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention since 2012.

Livia Davis – MSW, Chief Learning Officer of C4 Innovations

Laurie Emerson – Executive Director, NAMI-VT

Heather White – Area Director, Western Mass & Vermont American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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