Shattering the Silence

Suicide is prevalent throughout the Nation and in Mississippi. Suicide has increased since the onset of COVID-19. In fact, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people age 15-24, and is the 14th leading cause of death in Mississippi for all age groups. It’s the 10th nationally. Join us as JaQuila Newsome presents an update on suicide in Mississippi. Newsome, Director of the Suicide Prevention, Division of Outreach and Training for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, will present risk factors for suicide along with warning signs associated with suicide model, incorporate Shatter the Silence and more clinical information including the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale. She will also discuss efforts in education and awareness in activities, partnerships with the Mississippi Department of Education, and implementation of Mississippi’s Suicide Prevention Plan to reduce the state’s suicide rate.

Educational Objectives

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of suicide and demonstrate the importance of reducing the stigma of mental illness
  • Describe the risks and protective factors associated with suicide
  • Analyze the methods that the state is using to help raise awareness and reduce suicides in Mississippi

3.0 CE’s Offered:

  • CHES-(Certified Health Education Specialist)
  • CPH-(Certified Public Health)
  • DMH-Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Licensed Administrator
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH-Community Support Specialist
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental
  • Disabilities Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-(Social Work)
  • EDU – Educator (tentative), visit www.msbhln.org

Presenter

Ja’Quilla Newsome

Location

Virtual

Date

Jun. 30, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Ja’Quilla Newsome

Location

Virtual