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Suicide Prevention September Conference 2022

September 12, 2022 @ 07:30 - 15:30

suicide prevention coaltion conference

Date/Time: September 12, 2022 | 7:30am to 3:30pm

Location: Heritage Hotel (Yorkshire Ballroom); 500 Centerville Road, Lancaster PA 17601

Who should attend?

  1. Healthcare Professionals
  2. School Staff
  3. Those personally affected by suicide and/or interested in learning how to prevent suicide or cope in a chaotic world

How will this conference help me to grow as a person or professional?

STEP 1: Identify the issues
Through this conference, we will identify and understand how recent national and worldwide unrest has affected mental health and increased the potential risk for suicide in the general public, school-age children/facility and staff, mental health consumers; as well as their clinicians/caregivers.

STEP 2: Prepare you with the skills needed to prevent suicide
This conference will help prepare the attendee with specific skills to recognize various suicidal warning signs across the lifespan, identify resources to foster assistance, and equip them with tools to intervene during a crisis while the American culture is facing extraordinary challenges.

STEP 3: Thrive in your home and business (and help others do the same)
Our overarching theme is to increase people’s ability to cope, attaining and remaining resilient, gaining awareness of suicide preventing strategies and local/national resources.

LCSPC and Conference Mission:

The conference enhances Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s (LCSPCs) mission in “partnering to create a responsive, compassionate community and to eliminate suicide through education, advocacy, and support. Together, we envision a community free of the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness that is supportive of all those affected by suicide.”

Who will be speaking? We’ve invited local speakers to cultivate connection in our community.

Keynote Speaker: Govan Martin
Topic: Preventing Suicide in a Chaotic World

Breakout Group Leader & Panelist: Janelle Bitikofer
Topic: Preventing Suicide in Healthcare/Human Services

Breakout Group Leader & Panelist: Rosie Mann
Topic: Preventing Suicide in Schools

Breakout Group Leader & Panelist: Garrett Book
Topic: Preventing Suicide in our Friends, Families and Community

QPR Trainer: Jayne Miller and Lois Walters
Topic: QPR Training


What is the agenda?

7:30-8:30 Breakfast (cost included with registration)

8:00 Opening Remarks

8:30 Keynote Speaker

  • Govan Martin; Preventing Suicide in a Chaotic World

9:30 Break

9:45 Breakout Group Part 1

  • Breakout Group 1: Janelle Bitikofer; Preventing Suicide in Healthcare/Human Services
  • Breakout Group 2: Rosie Mann; Preventing Suicide in Schools
  • Breakout Group 3: Garrett Book; Preventing Suicide in our Friends, Families and Community

10:45 Break

11:00 Breakout Group Part 2 or QPR

  • QPR Suicide Prevention Training: Jayne Miller & Lois Walters

12:00 Lunch (cost included with registration)

1:00 Breakout Group Part 3 or QPR

2:00 Break

2:15 Breakout Group Leaders Panel Discussion

3:15-3:30 Closing Remarks

Will Continuing Education Credits be available?

Yes! Continuing Education Credit is for 5 Credit Hours


September 12, 2022
07:30 - 15:30
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Heritage Hotel
500 Centerville Road
Lancaster, PA 17601 United States
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Mental Health America Lancaster County
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