Suicide Prevention in the Military and Veteran Population

The Area of Emphasis in Military Practice Scholars host a panel discussion about suicide prevention in the military and veteran population

Speakers from the Minneapolis VA Suicide Prevention Program, MN National Guard, and Air Guard Suicide Prevention will discuss current efforts within their respective programs.

Date & Time:

Monday, April 24, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Registration:

Admission:

FREE: Registration requested for planning purposes

Location:

University of St. Thomas, Summit Classroom Building 324, 2100 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN, 55105

Join the MSW Area of Emphasis in Military Practice (AEMP) Scholars for a productive conversation on suicide in the military and veteran population. Speakers from the Minneapolis VA Suicide Prevention Program, MN National Guard, and Air Guard Suicide Prevention will discuss current efforts within their respective programs.

Questions? Email AEMP student, Krystle Englund


Speakers:

Lindy Fortin-Case, MSW, LICSW.  Ms. Fortin-Case has 20 years of social work experience working in the community with youth and families in education and residential settings. Most recently, she's been working with the VHA national suicide prevention program with the Minneapolis VA health care system. She has extensive experience with crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment and interventions and has been a member of the MN state workgroup for suicide prevention policy.

Mary Gale – Wenz, MSW, LICSW.  Ms. Gales-Wenz joined the R3SP (Resilience, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention) team September 2016. Her role as the PHC includes supporting soldiers and their families in times of crisis, providing educational briefs to units, providing consultation to leadership, and addressing mental health issues within the ranks.

Jen Templeton, Suicide Prevention Coordinator.  Ms. Templeton has been with the R3SP team since January 2016 as the Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator (SPPC). Ms. Templeton served in the Marine Corps for 6 years. Ms. Templeton provides suicide prevention training to units and at reintegration events.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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