2022 Suicide Prevention Conference

Inaugural Suicide Prevention Conference For Students and Trainees, May 17-18, 2022 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Hill Student Center Ballrooms

Graduate Resilience Outreach and Wellness (GROW) in partnership with A Friend of Mind, invite you to the Inaugural QPR Suicide Prevention Conference.

Join us for 2 days of learning, storytelling, and community building.

May 17, 2022
8:30am – 1:30pm*

May 18, 2022
8:30am – 2:00pm*

*Registration, breakfast, and check in starts at 8:00am Hill Student Center Ballrooms and Virtually via Zoom

Open to UAB students, trainees, faculty, and staff

  • In-Person Student & Postdoctoral Fellows Track
  • Virtual Student & Postdoctoral Fellows Track
  • Virtual Faculty & Staff Track

 

Register by May 13

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For questions or disability accommodations, please contact Dr. Laurence Boitet,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keynotes Open to All through Zoom

May 17, 10am – 11am

May 17, 10am – 11am

Kevin Hines, Suicide Survivor, Storyteller, Film Maker This session will be live-streamed for in person attendees in the HSC. Attendance open to all virtually via Zoom

Register for Kevin Hines' Keynote Session!

May 18, Noon – 1pm

May 18, Noon – 1pm

My Story: Dr. Shadi Martin, UAB Vice Provost for Graduate and International Education

Join Shadi S. Martin's Keynote Session!

Meeting ID: 842 3215 2658
Passcode: MyStory

 

Featured Discussions

Overall Conference Goals

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    1. Provide training to community on the prevention of suicide and related behaviors
    2. Implement research-informed communication efforts designed to prevent suicide by changing knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors
    3. Increase knowledge of the factors that offer protection from suicidal behaviors and that promote wellness and recovery
    4. Promote and support research on suicide prevention
    5. Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions and systems and synthesize and disseminate findings
    6. Promote responsible media reporting of suicide by promoting positive stories around “success stories” in suicide prevention

Conference Schedule

     

    In Person schedule

    • May 17: Hill Student Center Ballrooms

      8:00am – 8:30am
      Registration, Check-In and Breakfast, Breakfast
      provided by Student Counseling Services

      8:30am – 8:45am
      Welcome and Opening Remarks,
      Dr. Pamela Benoit, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs & Provost

      8:45am – 9:45am
      Representative Jeremy Gray, Alabama House District 83

      9:45am – 10:00am
      BREAK

      10:00am – 11:00am
      Kevin Hines,
      Suicide Survivor, Storyteller, Film Maker
      This session will be live-streamed into HSC. May be attended remotely via zoom.

      11:00am – 12Noon
      Lunch provided by
      Employee Assistance and Counseling Center, UAB Medicine Office of Wellness and The Honors College

      12Noon – 1pm
      Break Out Sessions
      Session 1: Control the Controllables Workshop

      Session 2: De-Stress Power Hour:
      Getting Deep: The Roots of Mental Health in Relationships

      (open discussion facilitated by students in the Masters in Counseling Program)

      1:00pm – 1:15pm
      Break and return to ballroom

      1:15pm – 1:30pm
      Decompress, wrap up, and closing

    • May 18: Hill Student Center Ballrooms

      8:00am – 8:30am
      Check-in, Registration and Breakfast

      8:30am – 9:30am
      Mental Health, Culture, and Identity Panel Discussion, moderated by Herbert Wilkerson, LPC

      9:30am – 9:45am
      Survivor story

      9:45am – 10:00am
      Break

      10:00am – 11:30am
      QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention: Question, Persuade, Refer

      11:30am – 12Noon
      Break and go through lunch buffet. Lunch sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

      12Noon – 1:00pm
      My Story: Dr. Shadi Martin,
      UAB Vice Provost for Graduate and International Education

      1:00pm – 2:00pm
      Closing Remarks and Resource Tabling

    Virtual Schedule

    • May 17

      May 17, 10:00am – 11:00am
      Kevin Hines, Suicide Survivor, Storyteller, Film Maker.
      This session will be live-streamed into HSC. May be attended remotely via zoom.

      Join Kevin Hines' session here!

      May 17, 12Noon – 1pm
      Students Only
      De-Stress Power Hour (hybrid):
      Getting Deep: The Roots of Mental Health in Relationships

      Open discussion facilitated by students in the Masters in Counseling Program

      Join Zoom Meeting

      Meeting ID: 824 4325 1955
      Passcode: De-Stress

    • May 18

      May 18, 12Noon – 1:00pm
      My Story: Dr. Shadi Martin,
      UAB Vice Provost for Graduate and International Education

      Join Zoom Meeting

      Meeting ID: 842 3215 2658
      Passcode: MyStory

  • Faculty   Day 1
    Faculty   Day 1 Continued
    Grid   Faculty   Day 2

     

    Virtual Schedule

Thank you to all our conference sponsors!