Kevin’s Song 7th Annual Conference on Suicide | Survivor Saturday
Stream LIVE Saturday, January 28, 2023, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. ET here or on the DPTV Facebook.
About the Conference
The three-day conference brings together more than 400 educators, mental health professionals, professional trainees and students, business and community leaders as well as members of the public, survivors of suicide loss, and attempt survivors. It will address suicide as a public health crisis to better understand and prevent suicide while helping to build pathways to better models of prevention and treatment in order to save lives.
Thank you to event partners: American Association of Suicidology, American Indian Health and Family Services, Ascension, Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Children’s Foundation, CNS Healthcare, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network, DTE Energy, Gryphon Place, Hegira Health, Michigan Association for Suicide Prevention, MPHI — and our media partner Detroit Public Television.
Surviving Suicide: Erasing the Stigma
Watch the virtual program on Saturday, January 29, 2022, starting at 8:30AM
Detroit Public Television is proud to partner with Kevin’s Song, a charitable organization dedicated to generating public awareness about the causes of suicide. From January 27 through January 29, Kevin’s Song is holding its 6th Annual Conference on Suicide.
Details About the Program
Join us on Saturday, January 29, 2022 for a free livestream of that day’s program – Surviving Suicide: Erasing the Stigma. The program is a journey of hope and healing that is dedicated to survivors of suicide loss and attempt survivors. It also is intended for those who are interested in sharing and understanding the experience of surviving a suicide attempt and/or the loss and grief following the suicide of a loved one.
Presented by the Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation, the program includes a panel discussion featuring four loss survivors who will discuss how they find themselves navigating their journey, sharing their personal experiences, and surviving the pain of suicide loss.
It will be moderated by Amelia Lehto, Crisis Text Line’s Manager and a specialist in crisis intervention and suicidology on the local, state, and national levels.
Watch Videos From Prior Conferences
Surviving Suicide Loss: A Journey of Healing and Hope with Barb Smith – 1/23/21
In this 90-minute guided discussion as a part of the 2021 Kevin’s Song Conference, Barb Smith, Founder and Executive Director of the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network, talks with a panel of survivors of suicide loss. The panelists shared their stories, discussed dealing with loss at its various stages and provided information on various available resources.