Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium Presentations

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Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium 2016

Texas was host to one of the nation’s largest suicide prevention events for the 14th year. The Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium 2016 featured local and national experts speaking on many of the highest priority suicide prevention topics. More than 800 participants and 40 vendors participated this year.

Message from the United States Chief Technology Officer


8:15am – 9:30am: Update on Local, State, and National Zero Suicide Initiatives

9:45am – 10:30am: General Session: Injury Prevention and Suicide Prevention

10:30am – 11:00am General Session: The Intersection of Chronic and Hidden Illnesses and Mental Health: Federal Initiatives Driving Change

11:00am – 11:30am: General Session: Department of Defense Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention

11:30 – 12:00pm: General Session: The Data Age in Mental Health

  • Dr. Glen Coppersmith

12:00 – 1:15pm: Luncheon & General Session: Suicide Prevention and Social Media: The Good News for Digital Immigrants and Natives

1:15pm – 1:30pm General Session: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Session 1: National and Texas Initiatives for Suicide Prevention in Military and Veteran Populations Firearm Safety: Recommendations for Community and Clinical Efforts-A Holistic Approach in the Department of Defense and VA.

Texas Suicide Prevention and Peer Support Initiatives for Veteran Populations

  • Sean Hanna

Session 2: Resiliency & Upstream Suicide Prevention

Session 3: Trauma and Trauma Informed Care

Session 4: Injury Prevention and Suicide Prevention in K-12 and Colleges

Overview of State and National Zero Suicide Initiatives

Mike Hogan Zero Suicide Overview
Jenna Heise Zero Suicide Overview
Edward Coffey Zero Suicide Overview

Innovations in Clinical Assessment and Treatment

David Jobes

Suicide Safer Schools!

Scott Poland

Suicide Prevention Messaging and Social Media Done Safely

Dan Reidenberg

Twitter, Podcasts, and Live Streaming: Using Social Media as a Tool for Professional Development

Jonathan Singer

Overview of CAMS Approach to Suicidal Risk

David Jobes

Youth Suicide: Contemporary Issues in Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention in Secondary Education

Scott Poland

Tarrant County LOSS Team: A Local Perspective to Postvention

Mark Ware

Prevention and Resiliency in Persons of Color Communities

Donna Barnes

Prevention and Resiliency in Special Populations

Morgan Keenan