9th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium v2

  • 9th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium
    November 16, 2018
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Now rescheduled for November 16.


Suicide is a serious and preventable public health issue. Currently suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States taking close to 45,000 lives each year. It affects people of all ages, socioeconomic groups, ethnicities, cultures and religions. Suicide is one of the most preventable types of death and there are services available in our community for the assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviors and their underlying causes.

September 9th  through September 15th is National Suicide Prevention Week and as a community we can work together, stay connected, share information and reach out to help those who are in pain and at risk for suicide. Please join Grassroots Crisis Intervention in supporting suicide prevention. Each of us can make a difference. More information about sessions will be announced toward the end of July.

When: Friday, November 16, 2018 from 11AM-4PM


11:00AM-11:30AM: Registration/lunch
11:30AM-12:45PM: Means Restriction Matters
12:45PM-1:00PM: BREAK
1:00PM-1:15PM: Safe Space training Preview
1:15PM-2:30PM: Safety Planning as an Intervention & Question Persuade Refer (QPR)

2:30PM-2:45PM: BREAK

2:45PM-3:00PM: Don’t Do Nothing Program Preview
3:15PM-4:00PM: Suicide Attempt Survivor Panel
4:00PM-4:15PM: Closing/evals/CEUs

Where: Association of Community Services of Howard County (Non-Profit Center) — 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD

Cost: $30; will include social worker CEUs & Lunch

To register, contact: Amanda at amanda@grassrootscrisis.org and cc anna@grassrootscrisis.org. In your email, include:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Zip
  • Whether you have food allergies
  • If you need CEUs
To pay for the seminar, send a check to Grassoots Crisis (6700 Freetown Rd Columbia MD 21044) or bring cash (exact amount, check or CC) the day of the event. If you are writing a check, make payable to ‘Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center’ and note the memo field that the payment is for the symposium, please.


9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland, 21046, United States


The Howard County Nonprofit Center includes offices for the Howard County Housing Commission, HopeWorks, Association of Community Services of Howard County, Bridges to Housing Stability, Camp Attaway, Compass, Inc., Heritage Housing Partners, Howard County Autism Society, READY, Howard County EcoWorks, United Way of Central Maryland and Volunteers of America.

The Association of Community Services has been working with the Howard County Housing Commission to improve access and coordination through shared quarters at the Nonprofit Center for providers of human services. The address is 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046.