Equipping Faith Communties for Suicide Prevention & Recovery
8:00 to 8:30 a.m.- Registration, Breakfast, and Resource Fair
8:30 to 8:45 a.m.- Welcome and Overview
8:45 to 9:00 a.m.- One Congregation’s Story
9:00 to 9:45 a.m.- Prevention: Resiliency and Seeing the Signs of Risk
(Contributing Factors; Means Restriction; Mental Health First Aid; Wellness Screen)
9:45 to 10:00 a.m.- Break
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.- Intervention: Guiding Someone to the Help they Need
(QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)/ACT (Ask, Care, Tell); Crisis Intervention & Hope Line; Alternatives to Suicide Adult Group; Counseling & Hospitalization)
10:45 to 11:30 a.m.- Post-vention: Recovery & Grief/Loss
(Post-hospitalization/Counseling; SOS (Survivors of Suicide Grief Support Group): One Family’s Story; Recovery for a Faith Community)
11:30 to 11:45 a.m.- Wrap up, Certificate of Attendance, Evaluation
Thursday, May 3, 2018
8:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI
$35 includes breakfast
By the end of this session, attendees will:
- Recognize warning signs and causes of suicide.
- Begin to name ways to promote mental health and resiliency.
- Know basic intervention principles.
- Learn how to train others in the faith community to intervene when someone is at risk.
- Understand what resources are available for grief support after a suicide.
- Brainstorm ways to promote healing and hope as a faith community.
Empowering Voices to Save Lives
"Empowering Voices to Save Lives " is open to all community members and will showcase nationally renowned speaker: Mettie Spiess. This presentation will captivate the audience through the unmasking of Mettie’s journey living with mental illness, suicidal loss, and uniting communities to find their voice. The keynote address will cover topics of youth suicide prevention and mental health support. Fox Cities parents, guardians, educators, youth social workers and other interested community members will gain skills to safely support adolescents in crisis. This event was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region of $2,500, covering most of the expenses.
monday, may 14, 2018
Location: Fox Valley Technical College, Room C190 ABC
1825 N. Bluemound Dr., Appleton, WI 54912
Registration appreciated, but not required.
Children's Mental Health for Professionals
NAMI Fox Valley will be joined by nationally renowned speaker, award winning author, and educator: Mettie Speiss. This presentation will captivate the audience through the unmasking of Mettie’s journey living with mental illness, suicidal loss, and uniting communities to find their voice.