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A diverse group of peer leaders, government policy makers, and healthcare providers from a dozen countries will convene for Atlanta 2015: An International Declaration and Social Movement. Many are “Zero Suicide” supporters” but all are committed to suicide prevention and better healthcare.2015-08-24_12-52-58Highlighted international experts guests include:

  • Stéphane Amadeo, Association SOS SUICIDE (French Polynesia)
  • Annette Beautrais, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • Kevin Briggs, Speaker/Author “Guardian of the Golden Gate Bridge” (US)
  • Iden Campbell McCollum, Advocate & Social Entrepreneur (US)
  • Lin Chi-Yun, Mackay Memorial Hospital (Taiwan)
  • Annette Erlangsen, Researcher/Mental Health Center of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Kevin & Margaret Hines, Speaker/Author “Cracked, Not Broken” (US)
  • Thomas Joiner, Florida State University, Author “Why People Die by Suicide” (US)
  • Chan Lai Fong, UKM Medical Centre (Malaysia)
  • Ming-Been Lee & Shih-Cheng Liao, Suicide Prevention Center (Taiwan)
  • Paul Links, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
  • Doreen Marshall, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (US)
  • Susan Murray, Suicide Prevention Australia
  • Siobhan O’Neill, University of Ulster (UK)
  • Joshua Rivedal, Huffington Post (US)
  • Yasu Shimizu, Lifelink (Japan)
  • Skip Simpson, Law Offices of Skip Simpson (US)
  • Jo Smith, Healthcare Innovator and Consultant (UK)
  • Paul Yip, Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (Hong Kong)
  • Jie Zhang, Shandong University (China)
  • Liang Zhou, Central South University (China)

Healthcare leaders from organizations with Zero Suicide initiatives and consultants/ faculty who will attend include:

  • Michael Braham, Magellan Health (US)
  • Jamie Burton, Adanta Healthcare (US)
  • Karen Chaney, TERROS (US)
  • Ed Coffey, Menninger Clinic (US)
  • David Covington, RI, International, Inc. (US)
  • Fergus Cumiskey, Contact (Northern Ireland)
  • John Draper, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (US)
  • Robyn Garrett, Georgia CSB Association (US)
  • Virna Little, Institute for Family Health (US)
  • Jan Mokkenstorm & Gerdien Franx, GGZinGeest and 113Online (Netherlands)
  • Jerry Reed & Julie Goldstein-Grumet, SPRC (US)
  • Heather Stokes, Living Works (US)
  • Becky Stoll & Jennifer Lockman, Centerstone America (US)
  • Jan Ulrich, Kentucky DSAMH (US)
  • Ursula Whiteside, Zero Suicide Faculty, Consultant (US)

Participation in this event is limited to the first 40 registrants. There will also be a small group of invited observers and leadership support:

  • Bart Andrews, Behavioral Health Response (Social Media)
  • Sarah Bernes, SPRC (Social Media)
  • Gregg Graham, BHL (Invited Observer)
  • Brian Kennedy, Anthem Health (Invited Observer)
  • Martha McGinnis, Visual Logic (Graphical Facilitation)
  • Carole Pfeil, Recovery Innovations (Communications & Marketing)
  • Wendy Schneider, Behavioral Health Link (Crisis Center Tour)
  • Deb Stone, Centers for Disease Control (Invited Observer)
  • Allison Trammell, Behavioral Health Link (Logistics/Support)
  • Sally vander Straeten, Georgia DBHDD (Invited Observer)

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