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College Street Building at Spalding University

812 S. Second Street

Louisville, KY 40203

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In the first-ever Louisville Bold Moves Against Suicide Summit, we are bringing together thought leaders and community partners to raise the level of awareness for suicide prevention. Specifically, this free summit will

  • Increase community responsibility for eliminating suicides
  • Provide tools and resources to address the issue of suicide
  • Discuss Zero Suicide as a community goal
  • Join a community coalition to reduce suicide

Wednesday, November 9th

On Wednesday, Kevin Hines and Becky Stoll will serve as keynote speakers in the morning to facilitate community conversation that creates change.

  • Kevin Hines is an award-winning global storyteller, bestselling author, documentary filmmaker, suicide prevention and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-six (less than 1%) to survive the fall, and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the globe.

  • Becky Stoll, LCSW, is the Vice President of Crisis & Disaster Management for Centerstone, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health care, where she is responsible for the overall operation of Centerstone's Crisis Services as well as Crisis Management Strategies. Ms. Stoll is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 16 years of behavioral health experience. She is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a Diplomat of the American Association of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She speaks about Zero Suicide, which is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a project of the Education Development Center's Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavior health systems are preventable.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to attend one of four different concurrent breakout sessions on a specific topic related to suicide prevention.

  • LEADERSHIP - This session will focus on the importance and role of leadership in adopting the Zero Suicide Initiative. It will be led by Becky Stoll, LCSW, who is the Vice President of Crisis & Disaster Management for Centerstone, where she is responsible for the overall operation of Centerstone's Crisis Services as well as Crisis Management Strategies.

  • IDENTIFY - This session will help identify the signs that someone may be in need of support and ways to remove the stigma from discussing depression and suicide. It will be led by Kevin Hines, who is a suicide prevention advocate, bestselling author, and award-winning global storyteller who survived a suicide attempt by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge.

  • TRAIN - This session will provide strategies for integrating screening and assessment approaches into existing systems. It will be led by Stephen O'Connor, Ph.D., who is a Licensed Psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville. He also serves as the Associate Director for the University of Louisville Depression Center. Dr. O'Connor's research focuses on improving identification, assessment, and treatment of suicidal individuals in both traditional and non-traditional behavioral health settings. His current research is funded by a Young Investigator Grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

  • ENGAGE - This session will focus on how you engage someone who may need support and make a referral for follow up. It will be led by Kelley Gannon, MBA, LCSW, who is the Chief Operating Officer for Seven Counties Services, Inc. Seven Counties is the leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the Louisville region serving over 34,000 people annually. Ms. Gannon has worked in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. She has extensive experience in strategic planning and proven leadership in the implementation of Evidence-Based Practices. She has fostered skills at coordinating and promoting collaborative relationships with community providers and key stakeholders to create real collective impact and positive outcomes. She has adept knowledge for developing practice management opportunities to support the mission of behavioral health. She earned her master's degree in social work in 1994 from the University of Kentucky and her independent licensure in 2002. Most recently she earned her MBA from the University of Louisville. Ms. Gannon is a former adjunct profession with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.

Thursday, November 10th

On Thursday, Mental Health First Aid training will be available for those working with either adults or youth populations. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual, the certification program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. Thorough evaluations in randomized controlled trials and quantitative study have proved the CPR-like program effective in improving trainee's knowledge of mental disorders, reducing stigma, and increasing the amount of help provided to others.

How to Register

Click the button "Register" to select the ticket for the days and times you want to attend this free event. When you register, you can decide to attend just one day or both. For those attending on November 9th, be sure to select the appropriate ticket to indicate which afternoon breakout session you want to attend. For those attending November 10th, be sure to select the day-long training for working with either adults or youth.

Click here for a PDF of a map with directions and information about parking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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College Street Building at Spalding University

812 S. Second Street

Louisville, KY 40203

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