MICHIGAN SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCE
On May 3, 4 and 5, Kevin’s Song’s Board members Leo Nouhan and John Urso attended the Michigan Suicide Prevention Community Technical Assistance Conference in Gaylord, MI.
Over the course of two full days, conference participants heard speakers outline suicide prevention programs within the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Brian Ahmedani, Ph.D., co-chair of the Michigan Suicide Prevention Commission outlined a number of initiatives such as trauma informed care, volunteer recruitment, 988, etc.
The afternoon plenary session on May 4th featured Janel Cubbage who spoke on understanding the Intersection of Racism and Suicide Risk. Friday, May 5, the attendees heard from Amelia Lehto, Chief Program Officer for the American Association of Suicidology, spoke about the Intersection of Social Justice and Suicidology.
The conference was well attended and well worth it.