7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

September 15, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Quality Inn, Festus, MO

The Behavioral Health Department of Mercy Hospital Jefferson is hosting a FREE seminar for members of the community, educators, mental health consumers and professionals, law enforcement officers, suicide survivors and anyone whose life has been impacted by suicide.

Speakers Include:

Morning Keynote
Lisa Picker, Survivor and Advocate
Justin Darnell, Second Captain of Lake Saint Louis Fire Department-First Responders, Lived Experience
Dr. Bart Andrews, BHR, attempt Survivor/Zero Suicide

Afternoon Keynote
Adam Lesser, Deputy Director at the Columbia Lighthouse Project for Suicide Prevention-Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS);
Kyle Dooley, NAMISTL, Director of CIT Community Policing Programs, Consumer Support Programs
Art Holliday, Newscaster and advocate for the mentally ill. 5 On Your Side reporter for KSDK’s 10 p.m.news

The first 350 people to register will receive a free conference t-shirt.  All participants will receive a free box lunch, and certificate of seminar completion approving six contact hours for professionals. Space is limited to 400 participants. Advance registration is required. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 8, 2017.

If interested, suicide survivors (lost family member to suicide) may submit the name of their loved one and have it displayed on the back of the conference T-Shirt. (Names must be submitted by Wednesday, August 15 .)

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available. Please contact Erin Poniewaz for more info 636-933-1635.

Quality Inn
12oo W Gannon Dr.
Festus, MO 63028

Event Sponsors: The Behavioral Health Department of Mercy Hospital Jefferson