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Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention in Michigan

10:30am - October 27, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes MHTTC offers this training in partnership with The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.

DESCRIPTION: Presenters from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will provide updates on suicide prevention activities at the state level:

  • Transforming Youth Suicide Prevention in Michigan (TYSP-Mi3) SAMHSA-funded program, which targets youth ages 10-24; and
  • Michigan’s new CDC-funded award (PRISM: Prevention Suicide in Michigan Men) focusing on middle-aged men across the state.

Presenters will also discuss the impact of recent legislation and the activities of the Governor’s new Suicide Prevention Commission.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Participants will be able to:

1. Review data unique to Michigan suicide morbidity and mortality, focusing on high-risk groups, and connect these data to the goals and objectives of two federally-funded suicide prevention programs currently underway in MDHHS’s Injury and Violence Prevention Section;

2. Gain information about how to capitalize on these funding opportunities to increase suicide prevention capacity in their communities, via applying for training funds or technical assistance; and 3. Learn about the goals of the new Suicide Prevention Commission and how they can contribute to the work of the commission.

Presented for The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan Annual Virtual Fall Conference, Resilience and Reinvention

Presenters: 

Lindsay DeCamp, MHA, Youth Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Cindy Ewell Foster, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry and Rackham Graduate School