An update from Hampshire HOPE:
With the national rising rates of opioid overdose and death by suicide, Hampshire HOPE has committed to a deeper understanding of these issues in our community over the past year. In the past year, we held a full coalition meeting on the topic, two Question, Persuade, Refer trainings, and dedicated a Hampshire HOPE Daily Hampshire Gazette column for this topic.
Please join colleagues across the state for this free, virtual conference in May.
Register online here and see workshop details.
Virtual Conference A week prior to the conference, you will receive an email inviting you to our virtual conference website where you can create your profile and view your agenda. To register for the conference, click the "Register" button at the top right hand or bottom hand corner.
• Increase awareness of suicide as a public health issue by gaining new knowledge in the field of suicide prevention • Learn more about the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention by attending a virtual reception hosted by the Coalition • Gain knowledge about the special needs of suicide survivors and survivors of suicide attempts through various workshops • Enhance suicide assessment and intervention skills by participating in various workshops instructed by leaders in the field
Who Should Attend? Public health and mental health professionals, social workers, nurses, public safety officials, first responders, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, corrections personnel, community leaders and advocates, survivors, counselors, clergy and faith community leaders, educators and school administrators, elder service staff, persons working with youth programs, GLBT advocates, providers of veterans’ services and allies and anyone interested in preventing self-harm and suicide in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.