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4th Annual SE Missouri Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference #SEMOSP17 HOPE & HEALING - Preventing Suicide, Recovering from Mental Illness, Making a Difference

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  1. Schedule of Events
  2. Presentation objectives and short summary
  3. Speaker Bios
  4. CEUS
  5. Frequently Asked Questions – this will be updated as I am emailed questions
  6. List of Sponsors

Schedule of events

8:00 to 8:45 - Registration

8:45 to 9:00 - Welcome

9:00 to 10:30 – Keynote - Taryn Aiken Hiatt

10:30 to 10:45 – Break

10:45 to 12:00 – Breakout session 1

12:00 to 1:00 – lunch and Keynote – To be announced

1:00 to 1:15 – Break

1:15 to 2:30 – Breakout session 2

2:30 to 2:45 - Break

2:45 to 4:15 - Keynote - Craig Miller

4:15 to 4:30 – Closing remarks

4:30 to 5:00 – book signing

Presentation information

(Objectives and summary)

Morning Keynote – Taryn Aiken Hiatt – Journey of Hope: A Survivor’s Quest for Healing

Objectives:

Participants will learn how the 12 steps bring healing

Participants will learn from the lived experience of an attempt survivor and someone in long-term recovery from addiction and alcoholism.

Summary: Taryn will share from her lived experience point of view, recovering as a suicide loss survivor, a suicide attempt survivor as well as recovering from her substance use disorders. Taryn will highlight areas of her recovery and things she has done to continue to recovery and help others as she has became a leader in suicide prevention

Lunch Keynote – to be announced

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Afternoon Keynote – Craig Miller – From Passion to Purpose: A Forward Journey in Hope and Healing

Objectives:

- Extend insight into suicidal thinking

- Identify techniques and perspectives used to overcome suicidal thinking and mental health issues

- Understand the relationship between art and healing

- Learn new coping strategies that can be used in daily life

Summary: Craig A. Miller, author of This is How it Feels: A memoir of attempting suicide and finding life, shares his story of childhood traumas, suicide and ultimately recovery. Craig will highlight the incredible solace he found in creativity and how believing his pain had purpose taught him invaluable coping skills when struggling to find mental wellness. Learn how Craig’s beliefs coupled with his passion for creative self-expression led him along a journey through life and wellness one step at a time. Craig will highlight some of the coping skills that have allowed him to truly find peace in his life: his writing that told the stories he did not have the strength to voice aloud, his photography that captures emotions he did not have the ability to otherwise convey, and his work in the mental health community that ultimately has proven to him that we are not alone. Craig’s journey is one of hope, art, expression, and action. He aims to prove that, one step at a time, we can create the change we want in our lives.

Morning breakout sessions:

1A – Real People, Real Stories: The Power of Lived Experience (Bart Andrews, PhD, Jacque Christmas, Heather Williams, CCJP, Rick Strait, LPC)

Objectives:

1. Understand how storytelling provides a venue for creativity and healing

2. Describe how storytelling helps eliminate stigma by normalizing life experiences

3. Understand the benefits of lived experience in policy making and prevention

Summary: Dr. Bart Andrews first publicly shared his personal story as a recovering substance user and suicide attempt survivor in 2013. Since that time, he has been sought after as a speaker on lived experience. In 2016, he joined the National Zero Suicide Institute as a faculty member. In 2015 he began encouraging others, who work in the behavioral health field to share their stories. Bart Andrews will facilitate a panel of individuals who work within the our own systems of care that have agreed to share their own lived experience. Rick Strait has also publicly shared his story of chronic depression and suicide attempt. Rick's story of survival provides hope for recovery to many. Rick's unique ability to bridge his knowledge and experience provides him with a depth of understanding and practical application to better serve his clients and the programs in which he works. Jacque Christmas will share the painful story of losing her drug addicted adult son in 2012 and the path to making sense out of his life and death. She will share her experience with traumatic grief and finding the "new normal" as a bereaved parent. Heather Williams will disclose the challenges she overcame to recover from an eating disorder and her drive to help others. Heather is a co-creator of listeningsaveslives.net in which she and her partner use their combination of clinical and lived experience to show how recovery is possible. Each story promotes hope and resiliency and features resources, coping strategies and support systems. In depth discussion of why it is important for people with lived experience to share their stories and the different ways to accomplish storytelling through music, poetry, art, writing and talking. Examples will feature: Dese'Rae Stage, Photographer/Artist, and her Live Through This project; Kevin Hines and Kevin Briggs, Authors; Kevin Berthia and Josh Rivedal, Storytellers. Suicide prevention on social media (SPSM) will also be highlighted

1B – Lessons Learned in Lending Hope (Elizabeth Makulec)

Objectives:

1. Revisit the impact of suicide and suicide prevention nationally and in Missouri

2. Summarize the changes in suicide prevention theory and intervention strategies and how the public health model has advanced safety

3. Identify evidence informed prevention and intervention strategies that support help-giving and help-seeking as the norm

Summary: Lessons have been learned and the way we talk about suicide has changed. Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed the current coping capacity of someone suffering from a mental health condition. The way we support people experiencing suicidal ideation is changing, too. No longer whispered about in guarded tones, the task of preventing suicide is becoming ‘everybody’s business’ in Missouri. Prevention advocates, intervention specialists, and crisis service providers, along with loss and attempt survivors are lending hope that is helping people find the strength and support that make their lives worth living and lives are being saved

1C – The Shack Study Guide: Healing for Your Journey Through Loss, Trauma, and Pain – (Brad Robinson, MD)

Objectives:
1) Learn to find the courage to respond to the invitation to enter the place of our deepest pain. Identify the things that give us true courage and the self-destructive patterns that sometimes develop as we get close to our pain.

2) Learn to sit with uncomfortable emotions including rage and despair. Learn to see and respond to the rays of sunlight breaking through the darkness in your Shack.

3) Learn to explore honestly The Questions of God and The Questions for God.

Summary: We will explore some of the themes of the best selling book and block buster movie "The Shack". I had the honor of writing The Shack Study Guide with Paul Young the author of "The Shack." We will review the learning objectives noted above and discuss ways to use "The Shack Study Guide" on your individual journey or as a support and guide for someone else on their journey.

1D – Zero Suicide – What Does That Mean for Our Consumers (Stacey Williams, Audrey Burger, LCSW, and Michelle Davis)

Objectives:

  1. 1. Identify what Zero Suicide is
  2. 2. Discuss the importance of administration buy in and involvement in the zero suicide initiative is
  3. 3. Discuss the importance of engagement and follow up

Summary: You will hear from the Department of Mental Health the mission of Zero Suicide, you will hear from an administrator the importance of their involvement in making the initiative successful, and you hear from a peer support supervisor how the importance of follow up and engagement being done in a positive manner makes all the difference.

1E – Firearms and Suicide Prevention: Talk Saves Lives (Linda Ferhmann, LPC)

Objectives:

Participants will learn risk factors and warning signs for suicide.

Participants will receive a brief introduction to the general scope of suicide and the research on prevention.

Participants will learn protective factors for Suicide including safely storing and protecting firearms.

Summary: Firearms and Suicide Prevention: Talk Saves Lives provides a brief introduction to the general scope of suicide and the research on prevention. Discussion will include risk factors, warning signs, protective factors and what can be done to prevent suicide with a focus on safely storing and protecting firearms when they're not in use.

1F – Identifying and Caring for Veteran’s Who are at Risk for Suicide (Stacie Buonaura)

Objectives:

1. Learn the latest statistics regarding veteran's at risk for suicide

2. learn what to do when you recognize someone at risk for suicide

3. Learn what the VA does for Veteran's that have been deemed high risk for suicide

Summary:

Overview of Suicide in the VA, Importance of identification of risk factors Assess current suicidal ideation Assist in providing care and what the VA does to take care of veterans deemed at risk for suicide

1G – Question Persuade Refer (Michaela Hobeck)

Objectives:

QPR Suicide Triage Training is designed for anyone wishing to learn how to conduct a first level suicide risk assessment and to establish a collaborative crisis management and personal safety plan for someone considering suicide.

This training is a “best practice” approach for how to engage with a suicidal person, determine immediate risk of a suicide attempt, and how reduce risk factors while enhancing protective factors to bring about a life-affirming outcome to a crisis is designed for crisis line workers, clergy, school counselors, resident advisors, and all first responders

Summary: QPR Suicide Triage Training is designed for anyone wishing to learn how to conduct a first level suicide risk assessment and to establish a collaborative crisis management and personal safety plan for someone considering suicide.

This training is a “best practice” approach for how to engage with a suicidal person, determine immediate risk of a suicide attempt, and how reduce risk factors while enhancing protective factors to bring about a life-affirming outcome to a crisis is designed for crisis line workers, clergy, school counselors, resident advisors, and all first responders

Afternoon breakout sessions:

2A – Getting to the Core - Co-Occurrance and the Hope Found in Recovery (Taryn Aiken Hiatt)

1. Gain an understainding of how mental health disorders interact with substance use disorders

2. Why treating the underlying cause of both disorders increases the likelihood for succussful recovery.

Taryn will talk about what it means to have a co-occurring disorder and and how it is important to treat both the mental health disorder and the substance use disorder in order to improve recovery.


2B – Adolescent Panel

Objectives:

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  1. From and adolescents point of view what can be done to help with mental health
  2. Learn what mental health feels like to an adolescent experiencing mental health concerns

Summary: a small panel of adolescence that have taken the step to speak up about mental health issues effecting their lives, whether it is lived experience with mental health, loss related to suicide or bullying. Hearing how our adolescents view mental health and what they believe can be done to make things better.

2C – How to Conduct CIT Council Meetings and Sustain Participation (Sgt. Jeremy Romo and Cpl Jason Klaus)

Objectives:

  • Define CIT Council mission statement.
  • Identify the definition of an established local CIT council.
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a CIT Council meeting.
  • Identify ways to sustain CIT Council participation.

Summary: Attendees will learn about the Missouri CIT Council mission statement, which has been adopted and used as a focal point and guide for local CIT Councils. Throughout this training, attendees will learn a clear definition of what an established local CIT Council looks like. The presentation will demonstrate ways to conduct a successful CIT Council meeting, as well as answer participants ‘questions. Throughout the presentation, the instructors will identify practical ways to make CIT council work for their individual communities, as well as sustain members’ participation.

2D – Reconciling Grief: An Introduction to the Companioning Philosophy (Jacque Christmas)

Objectives:

I. Describe traditional models of grief (Elizabeth Kubler-Ross):

II. Understand the Six Needs of Mourning (Dr. Alan Wolfelt) and Distinguish Grief vs. Mourning

III. Understand Dr. Wolfelt’s Tenets of Companioning the Bereaved

Summary: : Dr. Alan Wolfelt is the founder of the Center for Loss and Life Transition and is a respected grief counselor, educator, and author. He is known around the world for his compassionate messages of hope and healing as well as his companioning philosophy of grief care.

Jacque Christmas found the companioning philosophy to be the most helpful in her grief journey because it promotes the bereaved as experts in their own grief experience. Jacque will describe the companioning philosophy of grief care with the application of personal experience. Jacque is a bereaved mother and lost her 27 year old son in 2012.

The bereaved do not “get over it”. The best we can do is come to terms with it, or reconcile the grief. Some, like Jacque, struggle with reconciling both the life and the death. We want to find meaning in what has happened, and answer the burning question, “why did my loved one die?” Dr. Wolfelt believes grief and love are directly related. If the grief is intense, the love is too, and we never stop loving the person who has died. If we never stop loving, then we never stop grieving. Once we internalize the reality of the death of our loved one we can begin to heal. According to Dr. Alan Wolfelt,

2E – Spirituality and Suicide Prevention (Richard Strait Sr., LPC)

Objectives:

1. Identify belief systems and the effects on suicide prevention

2. Identify belief system of the religious unaffiliated

3. Identify ways to connect belief systems in a practical manner to suicide prevention

Summary: I. Belief system perspective gives meaning and/or purpose to life. 2. Identify several major faiths and denominations contributions to suicide prevention 3. Explore ways that a person connect people with a their belief system organization

2F – Self Love: What does that Really Mean (Nic Barna)

Objectives:

1. Audience will learn what self-love is and the relation to mental health well-being.

2. Audience will learn acceptance and the relation to one’s self worth.

3. Audience will learn basics of self-care and how to utilize this in day to day living.

Summary: 1. Audience will learn what self-love is and the relation to mental health well-being. a. Concept of self-love i. What does it mean? ii. Relation to mental health. iii. Where did we lose the basics? 2. Audience will learn acceptance and the relation to one’s self worth. a. Definition of Acceptance i. Broad idea of Radical Acceptance-DBT mini skill 1. It is what it is. b. How does acceptance relate to ones life? 1. School, Work, Family. 3. Audience will learn basics of self-care and how to utilize this in day to day living. a. Examples of Self Care i. Guided meditation ii. Vacation iii. Mini Moments iv. Self reassurance- 2 Positives to 1 negative.

2G – Lived Experience (PSR consumers)

Objectives:

1 People will learn that not every coping skill technique is for everyone.

2. Will be able to identify how listening helps.

3. Learn inspiring stories of inspiration and heart ache in which people can identify with.

Summary: Consumers who attend the PSR program will share their individual stories and describe the hard ships they faced and how they had to learn what worked for them in their steps of recovery.

Speaker Bios

Audrey Burger, LCSW
Audrey Burger is the Clinical Operations Director at Community Counseling Center. Audrey is a suicide survivor; losing four family members to suicide. When Audrey’s brother died by suicide it changed the whole course of her life and is what brought her into the mental health field. She wanted to help fix the system that allowed her brother to fall through the cracks. Audrey has been an outspoken advocate for suicide prevention and education. She is the one that approved the start of the annual SE Missouri Suicide Prevention and Awareness conference and provides 100% continuous support. Audrey has also looked at different ways to improve the conference, such as last year, including an adolescent panel. Audrey works continuously to make sure our consumers are taken care of, and will provide support to any staff member who is running into any obstacles to get the care they need for our consumers. Audrey has been a guest speaker for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Campus Walk, sharing her experience and how that motivates her to help change this field. Audrey is very active in her hometown, Perryville, MO working on providing suicide prevention education and holding multiple events to help raise awareness. Audrey has been working for several years to bring CIT to our law enforcement agencies and organizing a regional CIT training. This will be the first year that we have had CIT training that we can provide for our law enforcement officers. Audrey is the reason we are applying as a Zero Suicide team, so that we can continue to improve what we do to help protect the lives of the consumers we work with. Audrey graduated with her MSW and is a LCSW.

Bart Andrews, PhD
Dr. Bart Andrews, VP, BHR, is a suicide attempt survivor and a strong proponent of the value of lived experience and peer support in improving suicide prevention efforts.

Brad Robinson, MD
Brad Robison, M.D., Founder Of Sacred Space Ministries and Co-Author of "The Shack Study Guide" - A Southeast Missouri native, Sacred Space Founder, Brad Robison, owns and operates Brad Robison, M.D., and Associates, a child and adolescent psychiatry practice. Brad established Sacred Space Ministries in 2013 with the hopes of introducing a broader audience to a phenomenon he noticed while creating space in his practice: when an atmosphere of respect and value is reciprocated, God shows up, makes the space sacred, and life is transformed. Brad and Paul Young have developed a relationship over the last few years. It has been a privilege to co-author The Shack Study Guide, an in-depth guide to a healing journey of life transformation based on Paul’s best selling book and upcoming movie, The Shack.

Craig Miller
Craig Miller serves on the Executive Committee of The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. He is a member of The American Association of Suicidology and national speaker and advocate for suicide prevention. By the time he reached twenty-years-old, his life's traumas, as well as his battle with mental health issues had taken a toll on him. And one night while sitting on the edge of a rented bed, he attempted to end his life. For three days that followed he lay in the Intensive Care Unit fighting a battle to start over. His triumph over this battle would prove to change his life forever. Today, Craig is free from OCD and the mental illness that once plagued him. He has found peace in his life's events and overcome the odds to leave his past behind. But despite everything he has broken ties with, writing has been the one thing to remain with him through it all. After self-publishing his memoir, This is How it Feels, in July of 2012, Craig joined The Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention and began speaking out about his suicide attempt and his battles with mental health issues. Since then, he has shared his story with hundreds of people, speaking at bookstores, charity events, and public events as well as at The Massachusetts Suicide Prevention Conference. He has also written blogs for The American Association of Suicidology’s Attempt Survivor Blog. Craig’s insight into his mental health issues and the steps he took to overcome them has not only helped those who also struggle, but it has provided valuable information to professionals in the mental health field as well. In January, 2013 Craig gave a filmed interview where he talks in depth about these areas. This interview has been used in a training program for mental health clinicians and is planned to be rolled out nationwide. In his struggle to overcome adversity Craig has learned the incredible power in finding our life’s passion. He believes that, “it is in our passion that we find our purpose.” Craig is currently working on his next book- a follow-up to This is How it Feels that documents the steps he took to move forward in life.

Elizabeth Makulec
Elizabeth Makulec has been working in the field of suicide prevention since 1994 and considers herself to be a ‘student in the field of suicidology’. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, the Centers for Disease Control National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s PREVENT Institute, served on the Missouri Suicide Prevention Advisory Committee, is a master trainer of ASIST and safeTALK , facilitates QPR, CALM and several Mental Health First Aid modules. She is a frequent collaborator with community behavioral health providers to connect people who are overwhelmed by suicidal ideation with the support and service they deserve

Heather Williams
HEATHER WILLIAMS, BS, CCJP, is co-creator of www.listeningsaveslives.com in which she and her partner use their combination of clinical and lived experience to show how recovery is possible.

Jacque Christmas
JACQUELYN CHRISTMAS, MPA, BSW

“Jacque” Christmas is the Fatality Review Coordinator for the MO Department of Mental Health and has worked for the Department for over 20 years. Jacque earned an undergraduate degree in social work and in her 50’s went back to school to pursue a graduate degree in public administration. Jacque became interested in Suicide Prevention in 2013 following the death of her drug addicted adult son in 2012. Already enmeshed in Fatality Review, Jacque wondered how she would return to work and conduct fatality reviews so she made a new commitment to be better at addressing preventable deaths, such as suicide and drug addiction. Jacque has been involved with the Department’s Show Me Zero Suicide Initiative since its inception in 2014 and just finished her 3rd Zero Suicide Academy last month.

Jacque started the Dustin Denney Memorial Fund at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri and provides funding for the “Meth Smart” program in addition to the Youth of the Year, Christmas gifts for teens, and summer tuition for needy families. However, for this session Jacque is a bereaved parent who will apply her personal experience to the “companioning” model of grief, developed by Dr. Alan Wolfelt.

Jason Klaus
Cpl. Jason Klaus is a Detective Corporal for the Perry County (MO) Sheriff’s Office in Perryville, Missouri. Jason has been with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office since October 1996 and has served as a Jail Officer, Patrol Deputy, School Resource Officer and Detective. Jason received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southeast Missouri State University and is an Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice with Mineral Area College. Jason attended the 40 hour CIT training in May of 2014 and is currently Chairperson of the SEMO CIT Council, which includes Perry, Cape Girardeau, Ste. Genevieve, Madison and Bollinger County.

Jeremey Romo
Sergeant Jeremy Romo has been the supervisor of the St. Louis County Police Crisis Intervention Team Unit since January 2013 and has also been the CIT Coordinator for the State of Missouri since January 2016. He joined the St. Louis County Police Department on March 30, 1999. Prior to serving as the supervisor of the Crisis Intervention Team unit he was a watch supervisor in the Central County Precinct, a member of the Tactical Operations Unit and a patrol officer in the North County Precinct. Sergeant Romo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri St. Louis.

Linda Ferhmann

Linda is a licensed professional counselor retired from Provident, Inc.'s Life Crisis Services where she served as a clinical specialist. The president and Field ambassador for the Eastern Missouri Chapter of AFSP, Ms. Fehrmann is a master level ASIST trainer and a certified QPR instructor and holds a certificate in Death and Grief Studies from Dr. Alan Wolfelt's Center for Loss and Life Transition. She is the founder and facilitator of a support group for parents who have lost a child to suicide and sits on the board of the St. Louis Chapter of Bereaved Parents of the USA.

Michaela Hobeck
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Michelle Davis
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Nic Barna, LMSW
Nic Barna attended Southeast Missouri State University and received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work in December 2014. Mr. Barna continued his education the following summer, attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale and receiving his master’s degree in Social Work in May of 2016. Mr. Barna spoke at the THRIVE Asset Conference in 2011as a motivational speaker for youth, the Grand Family Conference in 2012 on a panel regarding teens and technology use and the Juvenile Justice Council of Southern Illinois gathering in April of 2015 on LGBT Youth in the Juvenile Justice System and Disproportionate Minority Contact within the system.

Richard Strait Sr.
Richard L. Strait, M.Div., M.A. in clinical psychology. He has worked in the field for 46 plus years including pastoral counseling, mental health counseling, family mentor,substance use disorders and with men and women from age 6 to 99. Mr. Strait continues to counseling in retirement at a small boys ranch in order to help young men to discover their strengths, set their realistic goals, and gain motivation for a health and stable life, which includes suicide prevention.

Rick Strait
Rick Strait is a suicide attempt survivor and currently works at Community Counseling Center as the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders (ITCD) program manager. Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Rick is a board member with the Eastern Chapter of Missouri American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Rick is a Co-author of The i’Mpossible Project Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, where he shares how his history of depression and suicide attempt has motivated him to educate others so that everyone is able to help someone who may be struggling. Rick is a training instructor with CIT in Southeast Missouri, where he teaches about suicide prevention and intervention. Rick is also involved with advocacy at the state and national level as a field ambassador with the AFSP. Rick is a co-founder of blog www.listeningsaveslives.com and is involved with www.nowmattersnow.org Rick’s unique ability to bridge his knowledge and experience provides him with a depth of understanding and practical application to better serve his clients and the programs he works.

Stacey Buonaura
Stacie serves as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Poplar Bluff, MO VA Medical Center and surrounding VA clinics which covers 29 counties. In this role she plans, develops, implements, and oversees all components of the suicide prevention program and works closely with the Veteran’s Crisis Line. Stacie educates and consults with all disciplines within the VA and reaches out to the community on a regular basis to assist in the coordination of care for Veterans and to educate the community on suicide prevention. Stacie is passionate about helping others save lives and has lost family, friends, and neighbors to suicide. Stacie earned her M.S.W in 2002 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During Stacie’s career, she spent her first three years working with adolescents in special education, followed by eight years in substance abuse, and this last four in suicide prevention.


Stacey Williams, LMSW, Advanced Level WRAP FacilitatorStacey Williams works at the Missouri Department of Mental health as State Suicide Prevention Coordinator. Stacey serves as the Project Director for the Show Me Zero Youth Suicide Initiative. Stacey is one of two nationally certified Advanced Level WRAP® Facilitator’s in the state of Missouri. Stacey is a Qualified Mental Health Professional with a broad background in policy and clinical practice. She brings forth experience in state, residential and community mental health settings. Stacey is passionate about prevention and recovery and believes that everyone has the right to live a self-directed fulfilling life

Stevie Probst
Stevie received her BSW from Southeast Missouri State University in 2012 and is currently pursuing her MSW through the University of Missouri – Columbia. Stevie has worked for Community Counseling Center since November 2013.

Taryn Aiken Hiatt
Taryn is a founding member of the Utah Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She is a survivor of her own attempts as well as a survivor of suicide loss, losing her father Terry Aiken on October 5, 2002. As a dedicated volunteer for the past 11 years, she shares her story and passion to give hope and educate our communities about suicide. She is a certified safeTALK, CONNECT Postvention Trainer, and Mental Health First Aid Trainer, facilitating hundreds of seminars to many different groups, and sharing tools to help build resiliency in our communities. Taryn has been a cosmetologist for the past 20 years, spending most of her time as an educator for Paul Mitchell. She now dedicates her time in the schools to sharing Suicide Prevention and education. Taryn is currently a full time student at Utah Valley University, pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue her Master’s in Social Work.

CEUS

Attendees who purchase CEUS will receive a certificate for six hours of Continuing Education. In Missouri the LPC board and the LCSW board accept those for training hours.

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