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Series of suicide webinars planned to begin March 6

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013

EVANSTON — A trio of webinars addressing issues related to suicide are being planned by the Wyoming Department of Health and the Prevention Management Organization of Wyoming. The seminars are recommended for prevention professionals, coalitions, policymakers, advocates and community leaders.

Titled “Suicide Prevention Essentials,” the webinar series is “just for Wyoming,” according to a release, “addressing this significant public health problem in our state.”

Following are synopses of the webinars:

• PART 1: Suicide Prevention: Why Wyoming? Why NOW? — The “back story” about who, what, when, where, how and why. What do the latest research and surveillance data tell us? State priorities, emerging issues and goals. With Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth, state suicide prevention coordinator; Keith Hotle, Chronic Disease and Substance Abuse Prevention Unit chief from the Wyoming Department of Health; and Erica Mathews, youth advocate for prevention, Wyoming Department of Health.
WHEN: Wed., Mar. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. 
REGISTER ONLINE: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/518363178

• PART 2: Suicide Prevention: WHY do people die by suicide?
— Environment, mental/emotional/addictive disorders and experience all play a role in why people die by suicide. Find out more in this compelling webinar. With BJ Ayers, survivor and southeast regional coordinator for suicide prevention; Humphries-Wadsworth; and Rodney Wambeam, senior research scientist with Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center.

WHEN: Thu, Mar. 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/872579954

• PART 3: Suicide Prevention: WHAT must we do to save lives?
Promoting wellness to prevent suicide. Starting early. Programs and interventions with impact, and how to best move forward. With Elly Stout with the National Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC); and Humphries-Wadsworth.

WHEN: Wed, Mar. 27, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/865685706

The release noted the webinars will be archived online as recorded podcasts, though live participation is recommended.

For more information about the seminars, call Terresa Humphries-Wadsworth, Wyoming state suicide prevention coordinator, at (307) 250-7949, or email statespcoordinator@gmail.com.

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