The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Behavioral Health Prevention hosted the 2018 Georgia Suicide Prevention conference in Augusta, GA on October 25-26, 2018. Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald was on hand to welcome the attendees and recognize the suicide prevention coalition members in attendance.
Approximately 155 attendees from around the state, engaged with more than a dozen organizational exhibitors, two moderated panel discussions and experienced sixteen dynamic workshops by subject-matter experts around the state and beyond. Conference attendees were greeted with plenary speakers that included Dr. Alex Crosby of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; noted author, Iris Bolton; Psychologist and author, Dr. Sally Spencer Thomas, Emory Psychologists and researcher, Dr. Nadine Kaslow; Associate Superintendent at Clarke County School District, Dr. Dawn Meyers, and the Director of Suicide Prevention for DBHDD, Walker Tisdale III.
The Suicide Prevention Program within the Office of Behavioral Health Prevention, Division of Behavioral Health at the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is committed to preventing suicide attempts and deaths by suicide in the state of Georgia.