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September 2014

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  • Uncomplicating Grief: Pathways to Hope and Healing

    Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:30am   Face-to-face
    Grief is a normal part of life, but when loss is sudden or traumatic, many people need the help of behavioral health providers to cope with their intense pain and sadness. This conference will focus on typical and complicated grief following sudden loss and trauma. We will apply first-person accounts, theory, and research so that attendees can better understand and support people on their journey through grief. Keynote address will be "Resilience and PTSD: Flexibility and Heterogeneity Following Potential Trauma” by George A. Bonanno, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab at Columbia University’s Teachers College.

    Riverside Trauma Center
    Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Suicide Prevention Program

    Where: The Verve, Crowne Plaza in Natick
    Contact: Jenny Huynh   (781) 433-0672 x5738
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  • 3rd Annual Suicide Prevention Walk "Walk for Life"

    Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:00am
    We are sharing with you, our flyer about our walk to help prevent suicide. It has been a goal to make this a national event with all tribes. To walk on the same day, at the same time, with the same goal! Please join us for an intertribal unity walk to end suicide. 9:15-10:00 Opening Prayer & assembly 10:00-11:00 Walk & Balloon release 11:00-11:45 Lunch provided at HS 11:45-12:30 Groups Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come!

    Where: Wellpinit HS
    Contact: Tina Anderson
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  • Framework for Successful Messaging: A primer for state suicide prevention coordinators

    Monday, September 22, 2014 - 3:30pm   Webinar
     Public messages about health and suicide prevention can be helpful or harmful. Even well-intentioned prevention materials may contain messages that could influence vulnerable individuals, reinforce negative messages about mental health, or give the impression that suicide is hopeless and unsolvable. Another important consideration is effectiveness: how can we design messages that are more likely to advance our goals? The public is exposed to messages about suicide in a variety of different ways- from posters and social media posts to program websites, event publicity, informational materials, and giveaways. This webinar will describe a new research-based resource that provides guidance for developing safer and more effective messages and materials, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Framework for Successful Messaging. The webinar will illustrate key ideas of the Framework using North Carolina’s communications efforts, including the development of their It’s Ok 2 Ask campaign.    Presenters·         Linda Langford, Evaluation and Communications Scientist, Suicide Prevention Resource Center·         Jane Miller, Public Health Program Consultant, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services·         Kerri Smith, Senior Prevention Specialist, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

    Contact: Kerri Smith   (617) 618-2738
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  • AMSR: Prevention Management Organization Wyoming

    Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:30am   Face-to-face
    The Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming will sponsor this AMSR workshop at the Albany County Library in Laramie, WY. The training is intended for mental health professionals and will be conducted by Michael Bauer, MA, LPC.

    Sponsor: Prevention Management Organization - Wyoming
    Where: 310 S. 8th Street
    Contact: BJ Ayers   (307) 286-4111
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  • Run/Walk for Life

    Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00am
    This is a 5k sanctioned run and scenic walk for depression awareness and suicide prevention. Emotional butterfly release and memory quilt to honor the lives of those lost. Event includes music and entertainment.

    Where: Sutton Park
    Contact: Darla Brannan   (941) 782-4299
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  • AMSR: Mental Health America Wisconsin

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 8:30am   Face-to-face

    Sponsor: Wisconsin - Mental Health America of Wisconsin

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