This event has ended

"How to Save a Life: A Community Response to Suicide"

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (CDT)

Nashville, TN

"How to Save a Life: A Community Response to Suicide"

Ticket Information

No tickets available.

Who's Going

Loading your connections...

Share "How to Save a Life: A Community Response to Suicide"

Event Details

This conference will address the problem of suicide from a variety of perspectives and in the context of several high-risk population groups. Participants will learn how to spot the warning signs of suicide, how to help severely depressed and/or suicidal people, and connect them with community mental health resources.

This event will include segments for faith communities and a youth track.

Five contact hours and a certificate of attendance will be provided

Agenda

All segments take place in the gym unless otherwise noted.

 

7:30 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Viewing of Exhibits

 

8:30-9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Pastor George T. Brooks, Sr., St. James Missionary Baptist Church

Rod Bragg, MA, M.Div., Assistant Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services,

                         Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Stephanie Barger, Vice-President of Operations, Monroe Harding/

                         TSPN Mid-Cumberland Regional Chair

 

“Status of Suicide in Tennessee”

Scott Ridgway, MS, TSPN Executive Director

 

9:00 AM

Faith Based Perspectives on Suicide Prevention

Session Moderator: Zach Saunders, MTSU field placement student with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Session Facilitator: Pastor George T. Brooks, Sr.

Rabbi Shana R. Mackler, The Temple–Congregation Ohabai Sholom

Rev. Joseph Patrick Breen, St. Edward’s Catholic Church (invited)

Zia U. Wahid, MD, Islamic Center of Nashville

 

10:10 AM

Substance Abuse and Suicide Awareness

Granger Brown, MSW, LMSW, TSPN Substance Abuse Outreach Coordinator

 

11:00 AM

Needs of the Military and Their Families

Rodney Deaton, MD, JD, Medical Director, Warrior Wellness Unit, TriStar Skyline Madison Campus

 

11:45 AM

Lunch and Viewing of Exhibits

Performance by KHROME (Kids Helping Rutherford County and Others Morph into Excellence)

 

1:00 PM

Option 1: Spirituality and Recovery Panel (Rooms 229/230)

Facilitator: Pastor John R. Faison, Sr., Senior Pastor, Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Cindy Sneed, NCC, LPC-MHSP, Chief Clinical Officer, The Next Door, Inc.

Pastor Ron Becton, First United Pentecostal Church of Nashville

Daryl Murray, Executive Director, Welcome Home Ministries

Evangelist Sylvia Page, Director, ACTS Counseling Center, Temple Church

 

Option 2: How You Talk to Youth Matters (Rooms 207/208)

Rev. Troy Merritt, Jr., Pastor, St. John AME Church

Option 3: Chronic Illness, Older Adults, and Suicide (Rooms 217, 218, and 219)

 

Option 4: Bullying: How Does This Affect My Child? (Gym)

Monica McLaurine, BS, Coordinator, TOTAL (Totally Outstanding Teen Advocates for the Library),

Nashville Public Library

 

2:15 PM

Option 1: Incorporating Suicide Prevention Strategies in Faith Communities: A Panel Discussion

(Rooms 229/230)

Facilitator: Pastor James Butler, Stephen Chapel UMC

Pastor Cora Alston, Faith Church

Carol Boone, LCSW, Director of Counseling Center, First Baptist Church Capitol Hill

Pastor George T. Brooks, Sr., St. James Missionary Baptist Church

Margreat Smithson,Th.D., Church Administrator, Watson Grove Missionary Baptist Church

 

Option 2: “QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer” (Gym)

Granger Brown, MSW, LMSW, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

Youth Track

Agenda

 

7:30 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Viewing of Exhibits

 

8:30-9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Pastor George T. Brooks, St. James Missionary Baptist Church

Rod Bragg, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Stephanie Barger, TSPN Mid-Cumberland Regional Chair

 

“Status of Suicide in Tennessee”

Scott Ridgway, MS, TSPN Executive Director


All Youth Track participants will go to Rooms 231, 232, and 233

for this portion of the conference.

 

9:00 AM

Team Building and Ice Breaker Activities with KHROME (Kids Helping Rutherford County and Others Morph into Excellence)

 

9:50 AM

Break

 

10:00 AM

Youth Suicide Prevention/Substance Abuse Awareness

Nichelle Foster, Program Specialist II, Department of Behavioral Health Services, Metro Public Health Department

Tawanda Scales, MFT Youth Trainer/Postvention Specialist, Tennessee Lives Count (TLC) Project

Christen Thorpe, MS, CRC, CATSM, Program Coordinator, Tennessee Lives Count (TLC) Project

 

10:50 AM

Break

 

11:00 AM

“A Promise for Tomorrow” Jason Foundation Video/Debriefing

 

All Youth Track participants will go to the gym for lunch and

then go back to the breakout session rooms for the remaining segments.

 

11:45 AM

Lunch/KHROME Skit

 

1:00 PM

Ice Breaker with KHROME

 

1:15 PM

The 411 of Bullying/Self-Defense/De-Escalating Techniques from PALS

James Martin, Statewide Youth Engagement Specialist, Tennessee Voices for Children, Inc.

Gerry Howse, Executive Director, Tennessee Police Athletic League Youth and Families (PAL), Rutherford County

Reginald Seay, BA, Tennessee Police Athletic League Youth and Families (PAL), Rutherford County

 

2:00 PM

Break

 

2:15 PM

How to Handle Stress When Your World is Crumbling Around You / Mental Health Mythbusters

Joan R. Jenkins, Prevention, Education & Outreach Coordinator, BlueCare Tennessee/TennCare Select, Behavioral Health Services, Recovery and Resiliency

Have questions about "How to Save a Life: A Community Response to Suicide"? Contact Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

When & Where


Saint James Missionary Baptist Church
600 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:15 PM (CDT)


  Add to my calendar

Organizer

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is the statewide public-private organization responsible for implementing the Tennessee Strategy for Suicide Prevention as defined by the 2001 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

Our grass-roots association which works across the state to eliminate the stigma of suicide and educate communities about the warning signs of suicide, with the ultimate intention of reducing suicide rates in the state of Tennessee.

  Contact the Organizer

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.