28th Annual Mental Health Conference

Recordings and Resources

28th Annual Mental Health Conference:
Suicide Preventsion, 988, & Local Resources

Friday, November 28th ~ 9:00 am to 3:00 pm ~ via Zoom

Below you will find recordings from the conference, along with slides and other materials. Due to human error, the first two panelists were not recorded for the 988 Panel, featured at 9:00 am. Both presenters graciously recorded their presentations so they could be included below. This conference was planned and hosted by a steering committee consisiting of: Tiffany Bloss, Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention Services; Melanie Little, Mental Health Association; Libby Tier, Family & Children Services; Sally Manning, Suicide Prevention Coalition & Racker; Larry Roberts, Suicide Prevention Coalition; Sandra Sorensen, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Serena Ward, Community Member; and Teressa Sivers, Finger Lakes Independence Center.
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9:00 AM   988 Emergency Response Panel
Tiffany Bloss, SPCS, on 988 —CLICK HERE
John Halaychik, TC Emergency Response, on 911–CLICK HERE
Sue Spicer, Mobile Crisis Team
Nicole Roulstin, Human Services Coalition, on 211–CLICK HERE to view slides
Larry Albro, Mental Health Association, on the Warm Line
Natalya Cowilich, Family & Children Services, on the Community Outreach Team

CLICK HERE for link to the conference recording (due to difficulty with the Library’s video, they shared a separate link below)

10:45 AM Community Resource Panel
Tiffany Blos, SPCS
Melanie Little, Mental Health Association
Sandra Sorensen, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Absent due to unexpected circumstances-Sally Manning, Suicide Prevention Coalition & Karen Heisig, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

1:00 PM Keynote Address
Scott MacLeod, The Sophie Fund–CLICK HERE to view the slides.

2:30 PM Book Talk
Tompkins County Public Library–CLICK HERE for the video presentation.

Other Resources:

988 Mailer mentioned during the conference–CLICK HERE.
AIM for Zero Reports mentioned in Keynote–CLICK HERE.
Mental Health Support & Crisis Services in Tompkins County, from The Sophie Fund–CLICK HERE.