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Monday, October 19, 2009

Trainers Conference: October 27-29th

Don't wait! Register now for the 2009 ASIST Trainers Conference. This is a training opportunity for all ASIST X trainers in Virginia, Maryland, DC and North Carolina. It provides an opportunity to update skills, expand competency and network with other ASIST trainers. There are only 30 slots available! The cost of the training is only $175.00. This includes meals and lodging. Register now at Email Christy Letsom if you need a copy of the training registration information in pdf format. October 24th is the registration deadline.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Webinar: Connections to Care

The TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups
invites you to join our next webinar:

Connections to Care:

Developing a Mental Health Service Capacity
for Youth in Rural Communities

Wednesday, November 11
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. EDT

Steven Adelsheim, M.D.

Director, Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, & Family/Community Medicine
University of New Mexico Department of Psychiatry

To register please click here or copy and paste the below link in your browser
...from TeenScreen

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Campus Suicide Prevention Center

From the Weekly SPARK: The newly created Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia (CSPC), based at James Madison University, plans to develop strategies and activities for suicide prevention and mental health promotion at colleges across the state. The first CSPC event, “The Healthy Minds Study Guided Work Day,” will take place on the JMU campus October 15. The event will include student planning teams from eight Virginia colleges, who will use expertise from SPRC and the University of Michigan School of Public Health, as well as Virginia-specific survey data, to guide their planning efforts. Check them out at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Campus Suicide Prevention Conference

If you have not already registered for the statewide conference on reducing risk for suicide on Virginia’s college and university campuses, please do so by the Friday, Oct. 9th deadline.

“Campus Suicide Prevention: The Big Picture”, is a one-day event during which speakers will present strategies for assessing and promoting student mental health as well as responding to students who are at risk for suicide. Data from the 2009 Healthy Minds Survey, which provides information specific to college student mental health, will also be presented. Eight of the 16 participating campuses were from Virginia in 2009 (a consortium supported by the Virginia Department of Health).

The date is Oct. 16, 2009 and the location is James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. A light breakfast will be available after 8:15 and the conference will start at 9:00. The day’s events will end at 4:00pm. Lunch will be provided.

The conference is offered at no cost to participants. Lodging is still available for those who come from a distance. See the attachment or the website for additional details.

Registration, the day’s agenda, lodging information and directions are available on-line at

We look forward to seeing you there,


Jane Wiggins, Ph.D., Director
The Campus Suicide Prevention Center of Virginia
MSC 9008 James Madison University
601 University Blvd.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801