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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Regional Summits on Suicide Prevention

The Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, Virginia Department of Veterans Services
present 2011 regional summits on:

Suicide Prevention

The summits are open to all community members, especially
 Mental Health Professionals (public or private)
 Para-Professionals
 Veterans
 School Personnel First Responders AND Law Enforcement Medical Professionals
 Suicide Survivors/Family Members
 Older Adult Community Members
 Faith Based Community Members
 Organizations focused on Suicide Prevention
 Local Health Districts and Local Departments of Social Services

At each one-day summit, there will be presentations on:
 the most current suicide data from each region;
 suicide prevention education and training resources;
 Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, veteran needs and services available to them;
 a survivor’s experience.

Facilitated discussions will be held on: how suicide is affecting communities;
 community needs in regard to suicide;
 what communities can do to address their needs regarding suicide.

Dates and Locations of Each Summit:
May 10 - Abingdon
May 11 - Roanoke
May 24 - Harrisonburg
May 25 - Fredericksburg
June 1 - Chesterfield
June 6 - Annandale
June 15 - Hampton

On-line registration will open for this statewide training on Monday April 11, 2011. Please look for more details coming to you soon!

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