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MHA - Addressing Gaps in Suicide Care for Adolescents & Young Adults

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Statewide Training Events
Registration is required
Featuring American Association of Suicidology President Dr. Jonathan Singer and State Representative Erica Crawley Suicide deaths increased by 56% among Ohioans ages 10-24 from 2007- 2018 and remains the second leading cause of death for this age group. The 2019 Ohio Youth Behavioral Risk Survey indicated that 6.8% of high school-aged youth reported having made at least one suicide attempt in the prior 12 months. While gaps in the suicide care persist, clinicians can take key steps to help prevent suicide and support suicide loss survivors (i.e., postvention). This year’s conference, provided in partnership by the FCSPC and Mental Health America of Ohio, will focus on addressing gaps in suicide care to create a healthier community. Dr. Jonathan Singer will present on evidence-based interventions, limiting access to lethal means, developing a collaborative safety plan, and postvention. State Representative Erica Crawley will join Dr. Singer for a discussion on bridging sectors to address gaps in mental health care for Black adolescents and young adults. Local strategies and protocols for address postvention in schools will be discussed by a panel of FCSPC members. Sponsored by the Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Board of Franklin County and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Contact Michelle Vargas at for questions!