7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

7th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

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Story Tellers: It’s Never too Early to Talk to Children About Mental Health Presented by NJAMHAA and Attitudes In Reverse

Co-Sponsored by Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – New Jersey Chapter

This event will feature presentations on Mental Health First Aid, the increase in suicide among youth, how young people are struggling and working to improve their mental health and Attitudes In Reverse’s therapy dog program. In addition, a panel discussion will feature three individuals sharing their inspiring personal stories.

Who Should Attend: Medical and behavioral healthcare providers; teachers and education administrators; state legislators and policymakers and their staff; others who have and/or work with children and adolescents
Please register online to attend.
Full Agenda:
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Registration, Refreshments and Exhibitors
9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome – Debra L. Wentz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, Inc. (NJAMHAA), and Don Parker, LCSW, President, Hackensack Meridian Health - Carrier Clinic
9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks –Carole Johnson, Commissioner, Department of Human Services
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Keynote Presentationso Mental Health First Aid in Preventing Suicide – Jacqueline Bienenstock, DNP, RN-BC, Director, Acute Care, Hackensack Meridian Health - Carrier Clinico Child and Youth Suicide: A Growing Phenomenon that Needs to Be Reversed – Maureen Brogan, LPC, Statewide Traumatic Loss Coalition Coordinator, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, and Wendy Sefcik, Mental Health Advocate and Chair, New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Break and Exhibitors
10:40 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. How Young People Are Struggling and How They are Working on Changing It - Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, EdD, National Board Certified Teacher, Community Middle School, West Windsor-Plainsboro, NJ Regional School District
11:10 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Story Tellers: Healing and Helping Others
- Cynthia Chazeno
- Peter Lee Kramer
- Fiona Purcell
11:50 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Attitudes In Reverse’s (AIR’s) Therapy Dog Program – Tricia Baker, YMHFA, CPDT-KA, Co-Founder, AIR; Dr. Thomas A. Smith, Superintendent, Hopewell Valley Regional School District
12:20 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Tess Cameron, Musical Performer

Please register online to attend.

Tags: local events, suicide prevention, health conference, mental health awareness, depression, attitudes in reverse

Event Details

Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center HOPE TOWER
1945 NJ Route 33
Neptune NJ 07753

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