Suicide Awareness Conference
May 29, 2009 Findlay, Ohio
How Can I Help?
Suicide Awareness for the Community
Friday, May 29, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
2330 S. Main Street
Findlay, Ohio 45840
- Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services,
- Century Health, Inc., and
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Ohio
Purpose of Workshop
The Findlay and Hancock County Community was devastated in late 2007 and early 2008 with two floods resulting in natural disaster declarations. Recovery from these disasters along with the economic strains on the community, many find themselves feeling hopeless. These events can bring great stress to families, friends, co-workers and the community. Most individuals want to help but are unsure and unaware of how to help. This workshop will explain how to identify the signs of a person contemplating a suicide, how to help that person and when and how to get professional help. Hear from individuals who have dealt directly with suicide attempt(s) themselves or by a loved one. The workshop was developed to offer the freedom to attend as little or as much as you wish. Please feel free to attend any or all you are able.
Refreshments will be available, however, coffee service is not provided. Please feel free to bring your own. Entire Workshop Fee:$10.00 Lunch: $5.00 Room temperature is beyond our control. Please dress accordingly.
Questions? Contact the ADAMHS Board at 419-424-1985 or email@example.com
Continuing education credits will only be given for the entire day workshop. There will be no partial day credit given. Six (6) social work/counselor CEU's have been approved through Family Resource Centers.
Agenda for the Day
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Registration & light refreshments
9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome by Carolyn Givens, Executive DirectorOhio Suicide Prevention Foundation
9:15 - 11:15 p.m.
“Suicide: Prevention, Awareness & Aftermath” Signs/Symptoms of a Suicide Attempt Gini Haffner, NAMI Ohio
11:15 - 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Youth’s Perspective on Suicide Bryce and Tom Mackie
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Adult’s Perspective on Suicide Pete Floyd
2:00 - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 - 2:45 p.m.
“When Do I Get Help and How?
When to get help for someone and how to do it. Nancy Stephani, Emergency Services Coordinator Century Health, Inc.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.
“There is Hope - You Can Help” Closing Remarks & Evaluations Carol Taylor, Prevention Coordinator Family Resource Centers
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