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About This Event

Suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for young Hoosiers between the ages of 15 and 24 since 2009. According to the 2018 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, one in five Indiana high school students seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year and one in six have made a plan for attempting suicide. Working with youth who may be considering suicide can be difficult. In order to help, it is important to recognize the warning signs or signals of suicidal intentions.

Join us for this presentation about youth suicide that will discuss primary and secondary prevention and intervention approaches. Information will focus on improving and impacting the health of individuals, and populations, by:

  • encouraging multi-disciplinary collaborations;
  • bringing together many different perspectives and experiences to enrich and strengthen solutions for many diverse communities;
  • preventing suicide related behaviors before they occur by addressing a broad range of risk and protective factors; and
  • providing necessary interventions in crisis situations.

Speakers

  • David J. Berman, MPA, MPH

    Director of Development – Mental Health of America; Director – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Indiana; Chair – Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council

    In his many roles, David J. Berman, MPA, MPH, provides advocacy, supports, and education related to mood disorders, and leads various suicide/primary prevention and public health efforts. David is the Chair of the Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Advisory Council and serves on several additional Division of Mental Health and Addiction advisory boards.

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