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Monday, October 24, 2016 through Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB)
Fall Conference
Grand Traverse Resort
Traverse City, Michigan

Saturday, November 19, 2016
International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (ISOSLD)


Friday, December 9, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Parking lot-side of building
Please contact Donald Davis as soon as possible to RSVP.



Tuesday, June 18, 2017 through Saturday, June 22, 2017
The 29th World Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP)
Kuching (Sarawak), Malaysia


This year's theme is "Preventing Suicide: A Global Commitment, from Communities to Continents".



Past



Friday, January 8, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Friday, January 22, 2016
Suicide Prevention Training & Assessment for Healthcare Professionals
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
St. Mary's of Michigan Masud Lecture Theater
800 S. Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan


This program is for invited physicians, nurses, EMTs, therapists, crisis workers, school counselors and other professionals.

The featured speaker is Shawn Christopher Shea, MD, Director, The Training Institute for Suicide Assessment and Clinical Interviewing.

For more information, contact Barb Smith at (989) 781-5260 or sosbarb@aol.com, or Dr. Harry Lenhart at blondinlenhart@att.net.


Monday, February 1, 2016 through Wednesday, February 3, 2016
The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB)
Winter Conference
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Friday, February 12, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Parking lot-side of building.


Saturday, February 20, 2016 through Sunday, February 21, 2016
Facials Against Suicide
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Heavenly Day Spa
4565 Pelton Road
Clarkston, Michigan 48346


An annual fundraiser for MASP since 2014 started by the owner - Jessica Keesling - who is a survivor of suicide loss.
All services - waxes to facials - are minimum donations of $5 to $20 and raffles will also take place. Donations can also be made via check or by visiting this GoFundMe page.

For more information, contact Ms. Keesling at (248) 693-0101 or heavenlydayspa@hotmail.com.


Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Suicide Prevention and Addiction
7:30-9:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium
5305 Elliott Drive, ground floor
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197


This program will raise awareness of the prevalence of suicide among people with addiction, describe signs of suicidal thinking, and discuss effective ways to offer support and help to people who may be contemplating suicide.

The featured speaker is Raymond Dalton, MA, CAADC, Outpatient Services Coordinator for Dawn Farm.

Free, open to professionals and the public, and no registration is required.

Offers 1.5 C.E. hours approved by NAADAC and MCBAP.

For more information, contact Dawn Farm at (734) 485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org.



Wednesday, March 9, 2016 through Thursday, March 10, 2016
The University of Michigan (UM)
14th Annual Depression on College Campuses (DOCC) Conference
Rackhman Graduate School
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan


This year's theme is "Interpersonal Relationships & Student Mental Health".

The registration fee is $150.


Friday, March 11, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Navigating the Maze of Doctor/Patient/Family Communication as It Applies to Concerns about Suicide and Mental Health Issues
7:00 p.m.
Beaumont Hospital-Administration Building-Auditorium
3601 West 13 Mile Road (west of Woodward Avenue)
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073


A panel discussion presented by Suicidal Ideation Family Teams (SIFT).

Learn about "your role when seeking or providing help for a mental health or suicidal crisis", the different criteria for inpatient and outpatient "settings for mental health", and more.

Featured speakers are: Fred Cummins, President, Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Oakland County (AMI); Gigi Colombini, LMSW, Psychotherapist & Suicide Prevention Specialist; Brian K. Ahmedani, PhD, LMSW, Director of Psychiatry Research, Henry Ford; Martin Schock, MD, Hematology/Oncology, St. John-Macomb; Sue Serlin, Founder, SIFT; and Eileen Patra, Reverend.

Parking is free in the South Parking Garage. Enter the Beaumont campus from 13 Mile Road and follow John Poole Drive to the garage. Then, enter the building across the street, veer right, and follow the signs to the Auditorium.

For more information, please contact AMI at (248) 706-0591.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016 through Saturday, April 2, 2016
The American Association of Suicidology (AAS)
49th Annual Conference
The Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois


This year's theme is "A Place for Everyone".

Early (discounted) registration ended on Sunday, March 7th.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
The 28th Annual Healing After Suicide Loss Conference
The Palmer House
Chicago, Illinois


Sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).

Early (discounted) registration ended on Sunday, March 7th.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 through Saturday, April 9, 2016
The Silent Epidemic: A Conference on Suicide
The Inn at St. John's
44045 Five Mile Road
Plymouth, Michigan 48170


MASP's own advisor - Dr. Cheryl King - will be a featured speaker on April 7th. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Joiner.

This is the annual conference for Kevin's Song.


Friday, April 8, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Friday, April 29, 2016
MASP Visit
Behavioral Health Summit 25
Henry Ford / Alliance Health
Jackson, MI


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 through Thursday, May 5, 2016
MASP Visit
The Governor's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect
Traverse City, MI


Monday, May 9, 2016 through Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB)
Spring Pre-Conference and Conference
Royal Hotel & Convention Center
Dearborn, Michigan

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 through Wednesday, May 11, 2016
MASP Visit
The 28th Annual Mental Health on Aging Conference
Lansing, MI


Wednesday, May 11, 2016 through Friday, May 13, 2016
The Suicide Prevention Community Technical Assistance Meeting
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center
Roscommon, Michigan


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Walk a Mile in My Shoes Rally (WAM)
12:30-3:00 p.m.
Capitol Building Steps
Lansing, Michigan

Thursday, May 19, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Michigan Chapter
Annual State Conference
Detroit Marriott Livonia
17100 North Laurel Park Drive
Livonia, Michigan 48152


This year's theme is "Does Mental Health Really Get Your Vote?".

Early (discounted) registration ends on Friday, April 15th.


Friday, July 15, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Monday, August 1, 2016 through Tuesday, August 2, 2016
The 2nd Annual Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48243


The theme is "Raising the Bar. Innovate. Integrate. Motivate.". One of the featured topics is "Suicide Prevention".

The co-hosts include the Michigan Area Health Education Center, University of Michigan School of Social Work, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

The two-day registration fee is $150 by Friday, July 15th and $200 for walk-ins. Both fees cover materials and meals.

Continuing education credits (CEUs) are available.


Friday, August 12, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933


Parking lot-side of building
Please contact Donald Davis as soon as possible to RSVP.


Sunday, August 14, 2016
Depression & Suicide Awareness 5K Walk/Run


Monday, September 5, 2016 through Sunday, September 11, 2016
National Suicide Prevention Week (NSPW)

Friday, September 9, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933

Saturday, September 10, 2016
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)

Friday, October 14, 2016
MASP Meeting
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Board
426 S Walnut St
Lansing, MI 48933



Updated on 10/22/2016.