A Conference on Suicide: Advocacy in ACTION
January 23-25 | The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, MI
A Conference on Suicide: Advocacy in ACTION will tackle this difficult issue - discussing suicide as a complex and indiscriminating phenomenon that must be addressed by a unified and collaborative coalition of community resources. Communities, including schools and the workplace, can play a critical role in suicide prevention. Facilitating community engagement in suicide prevention is an important task and overall goal of the 2020 Kevin’s Song Conference on Suicide. Creating safer schools, safer workplaces and safer communities is one of the overalls goals of the 2020 Kevin’s Song Conference on Suicide. Researchers, clinicians and suicide prevention advocates will share information about suicide, suicidal persons and the repercussions of suicide at both the personal and community level.
Detroit Public TV will be live-streaming the conference:
- Thursday, January 23, from 9:30am - 3:15pm
- Friday, January 24, from 8am - 5pm
Saving Lives: Preventing Youth Suicide
PREMIERED ON DETROIT PUBLIC TV WTVS 56.1 - DECEMBER 30, 2019
The figures on suicide are alarming, among youth as well as every other age group. In Michigan, suicide among adolescents and teens has nearly doubled in the past decade, surpassing the increase nationally. Yet, Michigan remains one of only 17 states without mandated teaching training in suicide prevention.
Detroit Public Television – in collaboration with the Children’s Foundation and Kevin’s Song – is launching a major campaign to bring attention to this urgent issue and to rally support among those in the lives of youth who can help combat this mental health crisis.
“Saving Lives: Preventing Youth Suicide” will feature a crucial conversation with educators, researchers, counselors and other experts in the field, who will be participating in a panel moderated by Cynthia Canty, host of “Stateside” on Michigan Radio.