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.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
Molly Portera, MS Department of Mental Health Director, Division of Outreach and Training