Announcing the Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium – Learning Intensive Series!

Thanks to our #TxSP22 sponsors, we are now offering additional learning opportunities as an extension of our Texas Suicide Prevention Symposium 2022! Together, we can ensure our communities continue to expand our suicide prevention know-how!

This is exciting news! Over the next several months, key experts will be joining us to share deeper dives into essential topics that fill critical gaps in our prevention infrastructure. Our generous sponsors for this event include South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, Texas Health and Human Services, and Endeavors.

Below you will find the calendar of events for these opportunities for additional learning. All sessions will be held in Zoom and will require registration to attend. Please use the links below to register and download the calendar invite following registration. Capacity is limited so please register in advance for the sessions you wish to attend!




Registration Link

Download Calendar Invite

July 12
10:30am – 12:00pm

Mental Health in Ranching and Farming Communities

Tara Haskins, DNP, RN
Total Farmer Health Director
AgriSafe Network

Adam Kantrovich, PhD
Extension Specialist Agribusiness
Clemson University Cooperative Education

August 1
10:00am – 12:00pm

August 1
1:00 – 3:00pm

August 3
10:00am – 12:00pm

August 3
1:00 – 3:00pm

Mental Health Training for School-based Athletic Staff

(Register for your desired session)

Alex Yannacone, MA
Director of Education & Community Programs

Helen and Arthur E. Johnson
Depression Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

August 10
1:00 – 2:30pm

Training on C-SSRS – How to Grow Use of the C-SSRS to Identify Suicide Risk

Dr. Kelly Posner
Director Columbia Lighthouse Project
Columbia University

September 13
10:00am – 12:00pm

Lethal Means – A Deeper Dive to Putting Time & Distance Between Someone at Risk and Lethal Means

Dr. Mike Anestis
Executive Director – New Jersey Gun Violence Research Center
Associate Professor – Urban-Global Public Health
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

September 21
10:00am – 12:00pm

Working with Students – New Research to Support Building Resiliency in Teens

Alex Yannacone, MA
Director of Education and Community Programs

Helen and Arthur E. Johnson
Depression Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

September 28
10:30am – 3:00pm
(Includes lunch break)

Working with Hispanic LBGTQ+ Youth Who are at Risk for Suicide and Their Caregivers

Dr. Yosvanka Duarte-Velez
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

October 19
10:00am – 12:00pm

Preventing Suicide among Women Veterans: Translating Research on Risk and Protective Factors into Actionable Strategies

Dr. Lindsey Monteith &
Dr. Ashley Griffith
VA Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center for Suicide Prevention

November 3
10:00am – 12:00pm

Creating Military Cultural Competency for Texas Communities – “Did You Serve?” Initiative

Don Hipp & John Wilson
Texas Veterans Commission

November 15
10:00am – 12:00pm

Suicide and Adults with a Disability: Strategies for Prevention and Crisis Intervention

Dr. Laura E. Dreer
Associate Professor/Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Director of the Behavioral Health Clinical & Research Services at University of Alabama at Birmingham

December 7
10:00am – 12:00pm

Older Adults and Firearm Safety

Emmy Betz, MD, MPH
Professor at Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine & Director of Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative

January 26
11:00am – 1:00pm

Rethinking Suicide

Dr. Craig Bryan
Ohio State University School of Medicine, Director, Division of Recovery and Resilience Stress, Trauma And Resilience (STAR) Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health