Liz Sale, PhD

Suicide in Missouri: Where We Stand Elizabeth Sale, PhD is the Evaluation Director at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at UMSL and has a 25-year history evaluating prevention programs. She has been the lead evaluator on the 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2016 Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Initiatives. Dr. Sale and her research

Margo Leitschuh

Evidence Based Strategies to Prevent Suicide on Campus Margo Leitschuh Suicide is the second leading cause of death among US college students.  In addition to those who die by suicide, a greater number of college students attempt or contemplate suicide.  Missouri Partners in Prevention is a coalition of 21 universities in the state dedicated to

Leah Crask Ellis

Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower (CARE): How to Support LGBTQ Youth Leah Crask-Ellis, MS, LPC, NCC, CCDP-D Leah is a trained Trevor Project CARE Workshop presenter and QPR presenter and has presented in the past on Mental Health in the Workplace and Suicide Prevention among LGBT individuals, Managing Suicidal Ideations in the Co-occurring Client, and the

Michelle Horvath

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Christopher Koester and Michelle Horvath Michelle Horvath, MA, LPC, NCC is a Community Mental Health Liaison at the Crider Health Center in Union, Missouri. Chris Koester is a Police Officer with the St. Louis County Police Department, Special Operations and member of the St. Louis Area Crisis Intervention Team and Council.

Christopher Koester

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Christopher Koester and Michelle Horvath Michelle Horvath, MA, LPC, NCC is a Community Mental Health Liaison at the Crider Health Center in Union, Missouri. Chris Koester is a Police Officer with the St. Louis County Police Department, Special Operations and member of the St. Louis Area Crisis Intervention Team and Council.

Amanda McAuley

In the Trenches: Lessons Learned in Creating, Vetting, and Implementing a District Suicide Prevention Policy  Amanda McAuley obtained both a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work from Saint Louis University. She is an experienced school social worker at an alternative high school where she provides direct support to students and families including crisis intervention,

Lisa Klein

Lisa Klein Writer and Director of The S Word My name is Lisa Klein and I am the director of THE S WORD. As a survivor of both my father’s and brother’s suicides, I have struggled with the ‘whys’ for years, along with the guilt, shame, and confusion that lingers in suicide’s wake. I will

Rick Strait, MS, LPC

Rick Strait, MS, LPC Rick Strait currently works at Community Counseling Center as the ITCD program manager Rick is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has multiple certifications from the Missouri Credentialing Board included the Medication Assisted Recovery Specialist. Rick is a board member with the Eastern Chapter of Missouri American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Donna Scott, ThD

Donna Scott, ThD In January of 2004 Evangelist Scott founded US,Inc (Unmasking Suicide). This Non Profit organization was inspired after losing her baby brother to suicide in November of 2003. Her ministry is to those who have suffered a similar lost. In addition to her efforts to support families, her love for the church ignited

Jonathan Singer, PhD

Jonathan Singer, PhD Associate Professor Loyola University Chicago Dr. Jonathan Singer is a licensed clinical social worker and associate professor of social work at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Singer’s clinical and research interests focus on interventions for suicidal and cyberbullied youth; service access and service utilization; and use of technology in education and clinical practice.

Bart Andrews, PhD

Bart Andrews, PhD, is Vice President of Clinical Practice/Evaluation at Behavioral Health Response. Dr. Andrews started at BHR as a crisis intervention clinician in 1998. Dr. Andrews has dedicated the last 17 years of this life to suicide and crisis intervention. Dr. Andrews is a person in recovery and a suicide attempt survivor. Dr. Andrews