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Office of Mental Health

World Suicide Prevention Day:
Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

9 a.m. to noon EST

Jacob Javits Federal Building

26 Federal Plaza (Broadway between Duane and Worth Streets)

6th Floor Conference Center, Rooms A & B

New York, NY 10278


Target Audience:

150-200 participants, representing federal, state, and local government agencies, community-based  and faith-based organizations, and stakeholders, which address suicide prevention for youth, adults, veterans and other populations at-risk in the New York -New Jersey metropolitan area.

9 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.Welcome: Dr. Jaime Torres, Regional Director, HHS Region II and Dr. Michelle Davis, Regional Health Administrator, HHS Region II
9:05 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.Goal of World Suicide Prevention Day Seminar and Webinar: Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan, Regional Women’s Health Coordinator, HHS  OASH OWH Region II
9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.Overview of National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, 2012 Report of the US Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention:  Mr. Dennis Romero, MA, Regional Administrator, HHS SAMHSA Region II
9:45 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.Community Best and Promising Practices
10:25 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.QPR - Question, Persuade, and Refer, Gatekeeper Training – Ms. Silvia Giliotti, Downstate Suicide Prevention Coordinator, NYS Office of Mental Health
11:55 a.m. to noon: Closing Remarks – Mr. Dennis Romero and Ms. Sandra Bennett-Pagan

To register contact Donna Broomfield

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to Suicide Prevention.