Did you know that 94% of adults believe that suicide is preventable (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). Recent data indicates that the suicide death rate for those aged 10-24 years in the US has increased by 52.2% between 2000-2021 (CDC, 2023). Please join us for this year's "IMPACT Suicide: Empowering Our Youth" conference to learn about resources and methods for reducing the number of lives lost to suicide. This year's conference provides an opportunity for community members and professionals to come together to learn more about preventing youth suicide. This presentation will bring together speakers who engage the audience emotionally through personal experience, educate through data-driven information, and breakout sessions that will teach best practices. All conference goers will receive the Chad's Coalition presentation on "Training Trusted Adults" and as a result, those in attendance will leave with enhanced knowledge on the prevalence of mental health issues, high risk groups, and how to respond with confidence and with care when a child brings up a concern about themselves or someone they know. Another highlight of the conference this year will be a forum exploring resources available in our community and how to access these resources.
OSF Healthcare is a licensed Social Worker continuing education sponsor by the State of Illinois (IL License #159.000855). OSF HealthCare System is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (P-0807).