The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Georgia College and State University Coalition is hosting the 2019 Suicide Prevention Conference in Pine Mountain on September 23-25, 2019.

The theme is, ‘Connect, Communicate, Care.’

The goal of the conference is to provide a forum for supportive learning to professionals, students, and community members who share an interest in suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention.

The conference  is located at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens. The address is 4500 Southern Pine Drive, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822

Featured speakers include Jennifer Ashton, M.D., ABC News chief medical correspondent and author of Life After Suicide; Alex Crosby, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Dorian A. Lamis, Ph.D., licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine; and 2016 Miss America Betty Maxwell and husband Spencer Maxwell, both suicide loss survivors and mental health advocates.  In addition, there will be more than 25 unique workshops, interactive discussion panels, and forums.

If you need or know anyone who needs help with suicide, please contact the Georgia Crisis & Access Line 1-800-715-4225.

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