Missouri’s Regional Suicide Prevention Conference – Kansas City

Conference – Friday, September 21, 2018

Cerner Riverport | 6711 NE Birmingham Road | Kansas City, MO 64117

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8 am registration | Sign-in


9:00 Welcome
9:15 Keynote Address

Youth Suicide Prevention:   Changes in Thinking and Tailored Interventions

Bill Geis, PhD

10:15 Break
10:30 1A |

What Does Enhanced Suicide Care (a Zero Suicide Approach) Look Like?

Bill Geis, PhD

1B |

Teen Suicide – A Personal Perspective

Steve Arkin

1C |


Part l (up to 40)

Elizabeth Makulec


1D |

Preventing Youth Suicide in MO: Effectiveness of a Hospital, School and CMHC Collaboration in Kansas City

Kirsti Millar

12:00 Lunch
1:00 pm 2A |

Youth Depression and Suicide

Laine Young-Walker, MD

2B |

Above the Rug

Lindsey Doolittle

book signing to follow presentation

2C |


Part ll

Elizabeth Makulec

2D |

Evidence-Based Strategies to Prevent Suicide in Colleges and Universities

Margo Leitschuh

2:30 Break
2:45 3A |

Tips for Safe & Successful Messaging

Shelby Rowe

3B |

Best Practices for Suicide Prevention in Schools – Lessons Learned in K-12 Public Education

Katie Ellison


3C |

Helping Our LGBTQ Youth Thrive and Survive

Kimberlee Shaw-Ellis

3D |

Suicide in Missouri: Where We Stand

Elizabeth Makulec

3:45 Closing Keynote

Reconnecting with Your Unconquerable Spirit

Shelby Rowe

4:45 Adjourn

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Need a hotel room?

Drury Inn |  20300 E 42nd St S, Blue Springs, MO 64015 | Phone(816) 795-9393

Single or double rooms available at the rate $109 per night.  Please refer to the MIMH, Suicide Prevention Conference and the rate code GASCN1.

You may call the hotel directly to book your room.  The cut-off date for the special rate is August 30, 2018.



Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) Accreditation

The University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health will be responsible for this program and maintain a record of your continuing education credits earned.

The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will award 6 clock hours or 7.2 contact hours (.72 CEU) for this activity.


National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Accreditation

MIMH has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6339. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MIMH is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

6 clock hours are offered for this program.


Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB)

The Missouri Credentialing Board has approved this program for up to 6 contact hours.