CTS Hosts Suicide Prevention Summit

On Tuesday, September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, CTS will host the Indiana Suicide Prevention Summit presented in partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, Enpatico and Centerstone. The summit will provide mental health practitioners, clergy members and educators with an overview of the Indiana State Suicide Prevention Plan and resources they may implement in their centers of influence.

Breakout sessions on suicide awareness, prevention, intervention, post-vention and evaluation will be complimented by three keynote addresses, delivered by:

 T.H. Eric Bui, MD, PhD, Associate Director for Research at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders of Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Eric Hipple, a retired Detroit Lions quarterback who lost his son to suicide in 2000 and strives to prevent other families from experiencing the same loss 

Steven T. Russell, Ph.D., Interim Director at the Norton School of the University of Arizona, Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair; Director, Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families

Prof. Matthias Beier of CTS will co-lead the closing session on developing effective action plans for suicide prevention in local communities.

CEU credits will be provided.

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CTS Alumni Board is sponsoring an Alumni and Friends Night at Victory Field. Students are invited to attend and bring a guest. 35 tickets are available. Please contact Jeffrey Bower directly at 317.270.8542 or bower_jeffrey@yahoo.com if you would like to attend.

The Desmond Tutu Center is co-sponsoring this event. Tickets are free, but you must register.

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