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Suicide Prevention Events in New Jersey

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Upcoming Events

Below are upcoming and annual events taking place in and around New Jersey or Electronically.

WEforum Community Conversation: What I Wish I Knew with SPTS (Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide)

March 19, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Location: The Two River Theater (21 Bridge Avenue, Red Bank, NJ)
In response to the evolving challenges faced by today’s youth, WEforum Group and the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS) are set to host a community conversation event, tackling the complexities of youth mental health struggles. The event aims to create an open and safe environment for parents, caregivers, and community members to come together, share experiences, and gain valuable knowledge to support the younger generation in facing the challenges of today’s world.

The discussion will be moderated by Susan Tellone, clinical director of Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS). The panelists include Kalisha Smith, LCSW, associate clinical director at SPTS, Stacy Brief, LMSW, coordinator at SPTS Summit Long Island, Steve Sefcik, an adult with lived experience and parent voice, Co-founder of Remembering T.J., and Marli J. Gelfrand, M.A. L.P.C., A.C.S., Assistant Vice President of RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center (MMC).

AAP and AFSP Suicide Prevention Clinical ECHO – Cohort 5

Every third Thursday of the month, Starting February 15 until September 19, 2024

Sessions will be held at 2pm ET / 1pm CT / 12pm MT / 11am PT and will last 75 minutes.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) have partnered to develop an ECHO program that focuses on clinical strategies described in the Blueprint for Youth Suicide Prevention. Health equity is incorporated throughout the curriculum.

The two overarching program goals involve increases to participant:

  • Knowledge and self-efficacy regarding best practices to identify and support youth at risk for suicide.
  • Implementation of suicide prevention protocols into clinical practice.

Benefits to participating in the project include:

  • Increase knowledge and confidence of best practices related to identifying and supporting youth at risk for suicide.
  • Learn strategies, resources, and approaches on how to implement best practices related to youth suicide prevention protocols.
  • Network and problem solve in real time with leading suicide prevention experts and a quality improvement advisor.
  • Connect regularly with a small cohort of your peers in a confidential and safe virtual meeting environment.
  • Participating pediatricians will have the opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 Maintenance of Certification credit, pending approval.

2nd Annual Youth Mental Health Equity Summit: Developing Solutions Through Partnership

April 16, 2024

Location: Rutgers Livingston Student Center (84 Joyce Kilmer Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854)

The Rutgers Center for Youth Social Emotional Wellness (CYSEW) will be hosting its second Youth Mental Health Equity Summit on Tuesday, April 16. Last year, we hosted the first Summit, where we were joined by nearly 200 organizations, practitioners, students, and faculty who are promoting mental health equity in NJ.

During the Summit this year, CYSEW will host a panel of statewide agencies, organizations, and government entities that are addressing mental health needs across the state. 

More details to come soon! Contact Jyoni Shuler for more details at: js3557@gsapp.rutgers.edu

57th Annual American Association of Suicidality Conference

May 5-10, 2024

Location: Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

The American Association of Suicidology’s Annual Conference, held each spring, is the largest gathering of the Suicidology community; including clinicians, researchers, attempt survivors, crisis service professionals, public health and government officials, and more.

The much-anticipated Conference will feature keynote addresses, poster presentations, paper presentations, educational and informational sessions, an Annual Member Meeting, Annual Awards, multiple networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall that features industry leaders, academic and training programs, resources, and community advocates.

Attendee Registration Will Open January 2024. Check back for more details.

Making Moo-Ves: Navigating Mental Health

April 29, 2024 | 8am-2pm

PSNJ’s bi-annual youth suicide prevention summit, Making Moo-Ves: Navigating Mental Health, is now open for registration!

This event focuses on creating peer-to-peer connections and giving youth space to learn and discuss mental health topics. Funding for this event has been made possible by the New Jersey Department of Health Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant.

The Spring 2024 Summit: Making Moo-Ves will take place on April 29th, 2024, at Constanta Wellness and Healing at Safe Haven Farm in Mullica Hill, NJ from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This summit is for high school students ages 14-18, and we’re asking for each school to bring a maximum of 15 students and 2 adult chaperones. 

Please share this information with colleagues and students who would be interested! Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at lmantle@njaap.org. 

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