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2015 Suicide Prevention Conference

From Surviving to Thriving: Building Resilience and Preventing Suicide in Ohio


Ohio State Behavioral Health's Stress, Trauma and Resilience (STAR) Program in partnership with The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services present their Second Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, a statewide symposium focused on strategies, advancements and outcomes regarding suicide prevention.



Friday, May 1, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ohio Union Performance Hall
(on the campus of The Ohio State University)
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio

Conference Brochure



Distinguished Guest Speakers

David A. Jobes, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Jobes is a Professor of psychology and Associate Director of Clinical Training at The Catholic University of America.  His research and writing in suicide has produced numerous peer reviewed publications including five books on clinical suicidology.

As an internationally recognized suicidologist, Dr. Jobes is a past President of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and is the recipient of that organization’s 1995 “Edwin Shneidman Award” in recognition of early career contribution to suicide research.  Dr. Jobes is also the recipient of the 2012 AAS “Dublin Award” in recognition of career contribution in suicidology.  He has served as a research consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has been a consultant to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, the FBI, the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs.   Dr. Jobes is Fellow of the American Psychological Association and he is board certified in clinical psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology).  He maintains a private clinical and forensic practice at the Washington Psychological Center.

Madelyn Gould, PhD, MPH

Dr. Gould is a Professor in Psychiatry and Epidemiology, and Deputy Director of Research Training in Child Psychiatry at Columbia University, NYC, U.S.A. Her research interests include the epidemiology of youth suicide, and the evaluation of suicide prevention interventions across the age span. Her participation in U.S. national government commissions includes the 1978 President’s Commission on Mental Health, the 1989 Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Task Force on Youth Suicide, and the Surgeon General’s 1999 National Suicide Prevention Strategy.

She contributed to the Center for Disease Control’s community response plan for suicide clusters (1988) and recommendations to optimize media reporting of suicide (1994), and more recently contributed to reportingonmedia.org. The recipient of the Shneidman Award for Research from the American Association of Suicidology in 1991, the NY State Office of Mental Health Research Award in 2002, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Research Award in 2006, and the New York State Suicide Prevention Center’s Excellence in Suicide Prevention Award in 2011, Dr. Gould has a strong commitment to applying her research to program and policy development.

Attendees Received:
  1. A practical training in state of the art suicide assessment and intervention
  2. A presentation of best practices to prevent suicide at both individual and population levels
  3. A summary of empirical evidence for suicide contagion and review of best media practices for appropriate reporting of suicide deaths
  4. A review of Ohio's standing in relation to other states in preventing suicide



Accreditation Statement
The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University Center for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The OSU Department of Psychiatry OPA-MCE (Ohio Psychological Association-Mandatory Continuing Education) Approved Provider #316025986

The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry is an approved provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for Counselors and Social Workers for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved Provider #RCS090902


For more information, please contact Caitlin Willet, STAR Program Coordinator, at caitlin.willet@osumc.edu or 614-688-7976.