6TH Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium

Event Phone: 410-531-6006

  • September 11, 2015
    11:30 am - 4:00 pm


Suicide Prevention Symposium
Friday, September 11, 2015
11:30 to 4:00 pm • Robinson Nature Center

11:30 am                  Registration and Lunch

12:00 – 1:15 pm       Improving Patient Care through Care Transitions and the Zero Suicide Framework

The risk of suicide attempts and death is highest within the first few weeks after a person is discharged from an Emergency Department or inpatient psychiatric unit, yet as many as 70 percent of suicide attempt patients never attend outpatient appointments. Therefore, continuity of care is critical for preventing suicide. This session will address the key components of a care transitions system. The session will also introduce the concept of the Zero Suicide Framework that health care systems can implement within their organizations. Presenter: Smita Varia

1:30 – 2:45 pm         Title??

*Sarah and Susan’s new book, Supporting Children After a Suicide Loss, will be available for purchase at the symposium or through Amazon.* Presenters: Sarah Montgomery, LCSW-C and Susan Coale, LCSW-C

3:00-4:00 pm            Survivors of Suicide Loss: A Panel Discussion

Panelists will share their personal stories of losing a loved one to suicide, followed by questions from the audience. Panelists: Robyn Toulotte, Amanda Ganoe and ?? Moderator: Nicole DeChirico


COST: $25  — Includes: 3.5 Category 1 CEUs for social workers and light lunch


Registration Required. For questions contact: Tamara at tamara@grassrootscrisis.org or 410-531-6006.