The conference will provide an overview of national and state perspectives as they relate to suicide within the mlitary community. Currently, it is documented that at least 20 Veterans die by suicide a day–this translates to about 5 Veterans a week in North Carolina. The purpose of the conference is to develop an actionable suicide prevention agenda for Vietnam Veterans; OEF/OIF/OND (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn) service members and Veterans; and military-connected adolescents and young adults.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm (registration begins at 7:30 am)

Location: Jane S. McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education, 1101 Gorman St., Raleigh NC 27606

Purpose: to develop an actionable suicide prevention agenda for Vietnam Veterans; OEF/OIF/OND service members and Veterans; and military-connected adolescents and young adults.

Target Audience: emergency telecommunicators and first responders; treatment providers; LME/MCO staff; high school and higher education counselors, psychologists, and social workers; academicians; policymakers; county commissioners; and faith community

Keynote Speaker: Harold Kudler, MD, Acting Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health (ADUSH) for Patient Care Services, US Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office.

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