AFSP Leadership Conference 2014

AFSP Leadership Conference 2014


AFSP Leadership Conference 2014

Josh Easler, Kimberly Gleason, Angelynn Tinsley & Chris Hunter

In January, a few of our board members attended the AFSP Leadership Conference and what a great experience!  Josh Easler, Chris Hunter & Angelynn Tinsley met and worked with many AFSP leaders and chapters from all over the country.  We are excited to implement this knowledge into our local community.  

Here are some of the highlights and information covered:

AFSP’s leadership vision, education, post- vention and research activities

Mental HealthServices Under the Affordable Care Act

Strategies and planning ideas for successful community walks

Community gatekeeper programs - safeTALK, ASIST, Mental Health First Aide

Advocacy in our state

Identification and Care of Suicidal Patients in the Emergency Depts

ISOS Day involvement and best practices

Initiatives for survivors of suicide attempt or personally struggling

Safe messaging and dialog to reduce risk of idealizing or having a negative impact

Understanding & Preventing suicide risk in LGBT populations

Research Connection Program (bringing science & community together)

Middle aged Men & Women suicide prevention

Survivor Summit Meeting

Suicide bereavement clinician training program

2014 over night walks - Seattle & Philadelphia - June

2014 Lifesavers Dinner - NYC - May 22

2014 Advocacy Forum

Interactive Screening Programs - Corporations, Police Officers, Military

Engaging & training volunteers 

Implementing the More Than Sad Program in schools

Campus Walks 

3rd party fundraising

Non-event Fundraising 

Bringing military & Veteran suicide prevention to our community