2009 Suicide Prevention Conference

The 2009 Suicide Prevention Conference was held in Jefferson City on Friday, July 31st. The following links provide an archive of information shared at the conference.

Conference Brochure - Includes the conference schedule and descriptions of breakout sessions.

Featured Presenters - Read bios for Dr. Thomas Joiner, Catherine Barber, and Dr. Jan Kemp.


General Session Presentations:

Catherine Barber, MPA - Why It's Time to Start Talking about Firearms, and How to Begin

Thomas Joiner, PhD - Why People Die By Suicide

Jan Kemp, RN, PhD - Suicide Prevention Strategies for Veterans

Breakout Session Presentations:

Ann Elliot, LCSW - Beyond Surviving: Recovering from Trauma and Suicide

Linda Fehrmann, PLPC - Yes, You Can: Surviving a Loss to Suicide

Ryan R. Lindsay, MSW, LCSW - Treatment of Suicidal Behaviors in LGBTQ Youth

Neal Penberthy - Signs Of Suicide: Is It Right For Your School?

C. Patrick Tharp, PhD, RPh - Brain Chemistry, Antidepressants and Suicide Interventions

Danny Wedding, PhD - Commonalities Between Suicide in Korea, Japan and the U.S.

Show Me You Care About Suicide Prevention is co-sponsored by:
Department of Mental Health
Lincoln University
University of Missouri

Highlights from the 2008 Suicide Prevention Conference: Visit the 2008 Conference page to find presentations and other information from the 2008 conference.

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