From Personal Stories to Policy Strategies:
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
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Join LIVE on Wednesday, June 24 from 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Rep. Jerry Nadler (NY)
Rep. Don Beyer (VA)
Rep. Judy Chu (CA)
Rep. Steven Cohen (TN)
Rep. David Trone (MD)
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH)
Rep. Ben McAdams (UT)
Rep. Jaime Raskin (MD)
Rep. Chris Stewart (UT)
Presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health, American Association of Suicidology and Spark Media as part of the National Council’s Hill Day At Home digital advocacy initiative.
The award-winning film Scattering CJ tells the moving story of one family’s loss to suicide and the thousands of people who responded in their time of need. This live-streamed interactive event will feature key scenes from the film and a discussion with policymakers, mental health experts, suicide prevention advocates and loss survivors on innovative policy approaches to escalating mental health concerns, suicide prevention, as well as support for the millions of Americans left behind by suicide.
The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s health care organizations that deliver mental health and addictions treatment and services. Together with our 3,326 member organizations serving over 10 million adults, children and families living with mental illnesses and addictions, the National Council is committed to all Americans having access to comprehensive, high-quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery. The National Council introduced Mental Health First Aid USA and more than 2 million Americans have been trained.
The American Association of Suicidology is the nation's largest suicide prevention membership organization. Its membership includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention.
Spark Media is a production company dedicated to crafting stories with a strong social conscience. It’s latest film, the award-winning Scattering CJ, finds hope in the darkest of places, exploring the extraordinary generosity of strangers and one family’s attempt to find peace.