Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Recovery, Suicide | Comments Off on Casting a Wider Net to Prevent Suicide – Musings from the 2016 American Association of Suicidology Conference

By Susan Millender, GPS Executive Director   I was fortunate to be able to attend this year’s AAS Conference in Chicago, IL, March 29th – April 2nd.  The association’s 49th Annual Conference theme was ‘Suicidology: A Place for Everyone’ and the program offerings delivered on that promise for me and more than a thousand others – students, loss survivors, researchers, clinicians, preventionists, attempt survivors and others in attendance. Not only did the conference program provide myriad experiences and perspectives on suicide but it also challenged the traditional approach...

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Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in GPS for Youth and Families, King County, Suicide | Comments Off on Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

Musings from the 49th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference

By Susan Millender, GPS Executive Director   I am attending the American Association of Suicidology Conference this week, along with more than 1,000 loss survivors, researchers, mental health therapist, substance abuse treatment providers and other professionals in the field of suicide prevention. After suicide hit close to home in our own King County youth and family peer support network twice in the past two years, I felt it important to gain more information and talk with others about the prevention work going on in their communities. More than a few King County teachers and school...

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