Shattering the Silence: A Look at Suicide Prevention in Mississppi

Suicide is prevalent throughout the Nation and in Mississippi.  In fact, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for people age 15-24, and is the 12th 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 prevention, incorporate Shatter the Silence and more clinical information including the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale introduce a screening tool to participants.  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 completing this course, participants 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.

Available Continuing Education: 3.25 Hours

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

Presenter

JaQuila Newsome, Director of the Suicide Prevention, Division of Outreach and Training for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Location

MSPHI

Date

Jan. 24, 2020

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

JaQuila Newsome, Director of the Suicide Prevention, Division of Outreach and Training for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health

Location

MSPHI