MILWAUKEE – Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee’s annual suicide prevention conference is to be held Friday, Oct. 21, at the Milwaukee County War Memorial, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive.
The conference is titled, “Call to Action: Suicide Prevention Needs a Public Health Approach.”
Dr. Barbara Moser, chair of the Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee Coalition, is a longtime member of Congregation Shalom of Fox Point and a family practice physician. She recently retired after 23 years of treating college students at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Norris Health Center.
Suicide rates continue to rise in Wisconsin and across the nation despite prevention efforts, according to a news release. Nationally and here in Wisconsin suicide prevention strategies now include public health initiatives with a more “upstream” and preventative approach, the release added.
This conference gathers professionals and community members who want to learn more about suicide prevention. Conference events include keynote addresses from Jerry Reed, director of the national Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and Becky Stoll, Centerstone’s vice president of crisis and disaster management.
The conference also features two panel presentations: the first presents the Zero Suicide initiative from the Fox Valley, and the second the first-hand impressions of persons with lived experience of suicide.
Learn more and register at MhaWisconsin.org.