Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
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This is a live online event that will take place via Zoom. Instructions to access the workshop will be sent on the day prior to the workshop.



Alexis Rodgers, LMSW 
Association for Mental Health and Wellness 
631-471-7242 x1315 

14th Annual Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island Symposium

Putting the Pieces Together Strategies for Suicide Prevention

Keynote Speaker

Doreen Marshall, PhD

Protecting Our Mental Health and Suicide Prevention during COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Ways Forward

This session will focus on mental health and suicide prevention efforts during COVID-19.  The presenter will summarize what we know about suicide prevention and mental health efforts during this time and what we can do to proactively protect mental health and prevent suicide going forward.  Resources related to mental health and suicide prevention, including the work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) will be shared.

Objectives: As a result of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Summarize findings related to mental health and suicide prevention during COVID-19
  2. Identify steps to proactively protect mental health and prevent suicide
  3. Identify resources and describe some of AFSP’s efforts during the pandemic

As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Doreen Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention and postvention work for more than 15 years.
Since joining AFSP in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of programs and improved program delivery through AFSP’s nationwide network of chapters. Dr. Marshall oversees AFSP’s Prevention and Education and Loss and Healing programs, which includes community-based suicide prevention training, clinician training, AFSP’s Survivor Outreach Program for survivors of suicide loss, and programming for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Dr. Marshall works to foster partnerships with mental health organizations, such as with the National Council for Behavioral Health to train people across the country in Mental Health First Aid, and oversees the development of new programming, including clinician trainings, community trainings and K-12 educator trainings.
Prior to joining AFSP, Marshall served as Associate Dean of Counseling/Chair at Argosy University, where she contributed to the CACREP-accreditation process for the university’s counseling programs, and chaired the counseling program on the Atlanta campus. She is also past-chair for the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia, and previously served as Associate Director of The Link Counseling Center’s suicide prevention and aftercare program in Atlanta. She has served as a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Marshall holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University, a master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from The College of New Jersey.



Panel Discussion

Panelists: Michael Hoffman, LCSW, SPCLI Co-Chair; Adrienne LoPresti, LCSW-R, Executive Director at YES Community Counseling Center, Rachel E. Priest, MA, MS Behavioral Health Educator, Mental Health Association in Nassau County and Linda Sherlock-Reich, LMFT, EAC Network CCP-Project Hope.

The panel will be available to respond to questions and comments from the audience as well as share their reflections on the issues covered by the keynote speaker from various perspectives. 


Featured Speaker
Garra Lloyd-Lester
Director, NYS Suicide Prevention Community & Coalition Initiatives (SPC-NY)
Topic: Suicide Prevention Center of New York State: 2020-21 accomplishments and initiatives from across the state



3 NYSED Continuning Education Hours (LMSW/LCSW/LMHC/LMFT/LCAT)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers. (Provider #0156),  licensed mental health counselors. (Provider #MHC-0014), licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider #MFT-0010), and licensed creative arts therapists. (Provider #CAT-0004). 


*New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations requires that participants attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive continuing education credits, from 9:00am-12:30pm. 

**NYSED Certifcates for Continuing Education Hours will not be issued for late arrival  (more than 10 minutes after beginning of event) or early departure for any circumstance. 

No Refunds will be offered for cancellations or non-attendance of event.

Registation Fees: $25.00                

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