9:00-10:00 AM – Check In
• Welcome food and beverages
• Check out local vendors and resource/activity tables
Barb Smith, Executive Director of the Barb Smith Suicide Resource & Response Network
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Dr. Frank Campbell, Ph. D. , LCSW, CT
REMEMBER THE DASH
Headstones often note the date of birth and date of death and between those dates is a dash that is intended to mark the lifeline of that individual. For so many, the date of death is the focus, especially when it is sudden and traumatic. Suicide, as a cause of death, has often eclipsed the life of that person and their life should not be erased by a manner of death.
Most of us know famous and historical people not by a diagnosis or manner of death but by what they accomplished in their living days. Dr. Campbell will address the value of finding the memories hidden by the dash.
LUNCH PROVIDED ON SITE
PANEL OF HOPE
A panel of survivors of suicide loss share their grief journey and some experiences that were helpful and others that were not so helpful.
CLOSING CEREMONIES – Barb Smith