Thanks again to everyone who attended the first Injury-Free NC Summit on Suicide Prevention! Thanks to all of you, we really can make a difference and accomplish our goals in North Carolina. Here’s a copy of the full agenda, with links to slides from selected presenters.


9:00-9:15 AM: Welcome and Overview with Alan Dellapenna, NC Division of Public Health, and Sarah Potter, NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

9:15-10:00 AM: Opening Keynote: Connecting the Dots Nationally and Statewide in Suicide Prevention with Dr. Richard McKeon, SAMHSA

10:00-10:15 AM: Latest Suicide Data with Anna Austin, NC Division of Public Health

10:15-10:45 AM: Telling Your Story and Breaking the Silence with Brad Biggerstaff, Kathy Williams, and Jodi Flick

10:45-11:00 AM: Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Breakout Sessions

1:00-1:30 PM: Remarks on the Morning Sessions and Introduction to the Afternoon with Nidhi Sachdeva, NC Division of Public Health

1:30-2:45 PM: Working Together: Interactive Sessions to Prevent Suicide. Choose three of the 11 topics to visit for 20 minute interactive presentations and discussions. Each topic will be repeated for each of the three sessions.

1) High Risk Populations: LGBTQ Community
2) Suicide Prevention in the Military
3) Community-based Suicide Prevention
4) Suicide Prevention on Campus
5) Resource Table
6) Federal and State Resources
7) NC State Suicide Prevention Plan
8) Non-profit and Local Resources
9) Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Diagnoses and Linking Survivors with Treatment
10) It’s OK 2 Ask
11) High Risk Populations: Middle-aged Men, Older Adults

2:45-3:30 PM: Closing: Moving Forward Together to Prevent Suicide in North Carolina with Alan Dellapenna, Sarah Potter, and Jodi Flick

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