- 9th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium
September 14, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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, September 14, 2018 from 11AM-4PM
11:30AM-12:45PM: Means Restriction Matters
1:00PM-1:15PM: Safe Space training Preview
1:15PM-2:30PM: Safety Planning as an Intervention & Question Persuade Refer (QPR)
2:45PM-3:00PM: Don’t Do Nothing Program Preview
3:15PM-4:00PM: Suicide Attempt Survivor Panel
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
Contact: Amanda at email@example.com for questions
Venue: Non-profit Center
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.