Shattering the Silence: A Look at Suicide Prevention in Mississippi

Suicide is prevalent throughout the Nation and in Mississippi.  In fact, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in Mississippi for those ages 10-22.  Join us as Molly Portera presents an update on suicide in Mississippi.  Portera, Director of the 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.  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. 

Learning 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: 2 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

Molly Portera, MS Department of Mental Health Director, Division of Outreach and Training

Location

MSPHI

Date

Sep. 6, 2019

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presenter

Molly Portera, MS Department of Mental Health Director, Division of Outreach and Training

Location

MSPHI