The Beyond the Basics conference serves as a “best practice” conference offering participants in-depth information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention. The conference is designed for an adult audience that has attained basic training and knowledge in suicide and suicide prevention, and wishes to expand their knowledge and ability to engage in suicide prevention in Maine.
The 2016 theme, Prevention, Intervention and Hope Across the Lifespan, guides a program of the most up-to-date research on suicidology and evidence-based tools affecting various populations across generations, and provides participants with information to use in everyday practical applications. This year’s conference features national experts on late life suicide and self-injury, as well as local professionals to address suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention issues. The program will offer messages of hope and recognize caring Mainers who have made a difference.
Sponsored by the Maine Suicide Prevention Program led by the Maine CDC in the DHHS in partnership with NAMI Maine, the Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine and the Maine Medical Association