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Annual Bonine Suicide Prevention Conference

Annual Bonine Suicide Prevention Conference

Thursday, April 7, 2022 | Via Zoom

This annual conference is funded by the Thomas A. Bonine Rainbow of Hope Fund. The conference is free and CEU's can be provided for LPC/LCPC's, LSW/LCSW's, and CHES/MCHES. *CEUs are certified with the state of IL. If you hold a license in a different state, you will need to check with your state's licensing professional regulations department to ensure these CEUs will be recognized.

Click here to see the Conference Brochure.

Conference Schedule & Shared Information

Keynote Speaker Anne Moss Rogers - The Emotionally Naked Truth About Suicide
TEDx and emotionally naked storyteller, Anne Moss Rogers, has built a following on the subject of suicide, and the mental illness and addiction that often trigger it.

After trying to find help for her once joyful son and rap artist, including wilderness therapy and therapeutic boarding school, Charles met heroin, a love affair that ended with his suicide on June 5, 2015.

The pandemic has left students and adults feeling depressed, anxious about an uncertain future, and altogether more vulnerable. This presentation dispels common myths about suicide and substance misuse, while delivering a message of hope, and empowering regular humans with the skills to help prevent his threat to life.

Conference Session: VIDEO

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Clayton Crozier, B.S./Jensyn Morrison, B.S. - How Mental Health and Covid has Impacted College Students
This session will examine the mental health impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on college students at Eastern Illinois University. Specifically, examining the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic and the mental health impacts concerning anxiety, stress, and depression of college students, as well as the relationship between both vulnerability and resiliency factors that individuals have that may increase or decrease this impact.

Conference Session: VIDEO
Jenna Muller, M.A. - The Impact COVID-19 has had on healthcare and social service providers' mental health
This presentation will provide an overview of the impact COVID-19 has had on healthcare and social service providers' mental health. We will also discuss evidence-based strategies to reduce burnout and improve psychological well-being.

Conference Session: Video
Angi Ullrich, M.A., LCPC - Widespread Pandemic Creates Widespread Crisis
This presentation will explore how COVID_19 has impacted the Child Welfare System, as well as the effects on resources/services. The increase in mental health crises in adolescents and children and its correlation with the pandemic will also be discussed.

Conference Session: VIDEO
April Jackson, Ed.D, Disabilities Office at EIU - Q&A Mental Health Supports Through an Accommodation Lens
Dr. April Jackson is the Director for Student Disability Services on EIU's campus as well as a DAP Adviser, and Mental Health First Aid Trainer. This Q&A session aims to be a space for students and staff to ask questions about how student disability services strives to support students with mental health concerns.

Conference Session: Video
Danessa Carter, PhD, LCPC - Suicide Risk and Substance Use Disorder
This session aims to provide attendees with a greater understanding of additional risk factors related to suicidality based on a diagnosis of substance use disorder. Attendees will identify potential complications from substance use and accidental overdose including the use of NARCAN. Attendees will also gain skills related to assessment and intervention methods for substance use disorder.

Dr. Carter's Powerpoint

Conference Session: Video


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