Speaking at Pediatric Conference in Baltimore, MD

Exciting announcement.

I will be part of the presentation team with Lisa Horowitz, PhD from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Jeff Bridge PhD from The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. My part of the presentation is focused on story and utilizing social media and content marketing to prevent suicide.

When we submitted our proposal, Dr. Horowitz said that they don’t accept many proposals and it was only a slim chance. But we got in! This conference is a big deal and the number one conference for pediatrics. Over five thousand pediatricians go annually.

Our presentation focuses on presenting the four question ASQ Suicide Screening tool that Dr. Ted Abernathy currently uses in his practice. We want other pediatricians to use this tool in their practice to prevent youth suicide. And it was Dr. Abernathy who first introduced me to Dr. Horowitz and I was invited last January to speak at NIMH. Presenting with Lisa is always such an honor.

I am currently booking spring speaking engagements now and will have more on my calendar when dates, times, contracts are worked out. So thank you all for your referrals and support.

Session Title

Detecting and Managing Suicide Risk in Medical and School Settings: Turning Research into Real World Practice (see the event)

Session Goal

The goal of this session is to discuss how research studies in suicide prevention, screening and management were translated into practical applications that can be utilized in the medical and school settings. We will present on

Session Schedule

  1. Presentation of the Clinical Pathways for Ed/inpatient Med Surg/ Outpatient setting – Lisa Horowitz, PhD, NIMH (20 min)
    •  The Youth Suicide Risk Clinical Pathway, utilizing the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) developed for the pediatric ED, and validated on the inpatient medical/surgical unit and in the outpatient primary care setting
    • Discussion of suicide risk screening and the inadequacy of depression screens to detect suicide risk in primary care
  2. Signs of Suicide – Managing risk of suicide in the schools – Jeff Bridge, PhD (20 min)
    • Data and teachings from the Signs of Suicide (SOS) school suicide prevention program
  3. Depression screening and Suicide risk in primary care pediatric settings – John (20 min)
  4. Anne Moss Rogers Story mother/advocate for screening in medical settings (20 min) -11:45 AM to 12:10 PM 
    • A suicide loss survivor, Anne Moss Rogers, will present on leveraging social media for suicide prevention. We will also conduct a brief interview with mother advocate, Ms. Rogers, whose son died by suicide and her mission to help pediatric clinicians implement effective suicide risk screening programs. Topics discussed will include: suicide risk instruments and clinical pathways, suicide prevention in the school system, depression vs. suicide risk screening, social media and suicide prevention, and future directions.
  5. John Interviewing Anne Moss (20 min)
  6. Active panel discussion, questions, comments (20 min)

Session Objectives

  1. Recognize suicide as a national and global public health threat and implications for suicide prevention in medical settings
  2. Discuss youth suicide risk clinical pathways that can be implemented in emergency departments, inpatient medical surgical units and outpatient primary care settings.
  3. Describe implementation science around the clinical management of the patient who screens positive for suicide risk in the medical and school settings.
  4. Understand the use of social media and its role in suicide prevention

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Anne Moss Rogers

I am the mother of two boys and the owner of emotionally naked, a site that reached a quarter million people in its first 18 months. I am a writer and professional public speaker on the topics of suicide, addiction, mental illness, and grief and currently working on getting a book published. I lost my youngest son, Charles, 20, to suicide June 5, 2015. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory.

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