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June 2018 Town Hall Teleconference

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Rising Suicide Rates Across the US

June 12, 2018 • 2:00 to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Agenda

June 2018 Town Hall Teleconference Agenda
Time (ET) Agenda Item Speaker(s)
2:00 PM Welcome & Introduction José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
Director, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
2:05 PM Vital Signs Overview Deborah Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH
Behavioral Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
2:10 PM Presentations Jarrod Hindman, MS
Deputy Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Neetha Mony, MSW
Program Manager, Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan, Washington State Department of Health
2:35 PM Q&A and Discussion José T. Montero, MD, MHCDS
3:00 PM End of call

Speakers' Biographies

Portrait of Deborah Stone, ScD, MSW, MPHDeborah Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH

Behavioral Scientist, Division of Violence Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Deborah Stone is a behavioral scientist in CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention. She specializes in suicide prevention. In this role, Dr. Stone conducts research on factors that increase and decrease risk of suicide and suicide attempts in high-risk groups. She also collaborates on CDC-funded randomized controlled trials testing the effectiveness of suicide prevention interventions, responds to public and media inquiries, and works with partners to help advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Stone has worked in suicide prevention since 1999. She received her doctor of science degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and a dual master’s degree in social work and public health from the University of Michigan.

Portrait of Jarrod Hindman, MS Jarrod Hindman, MS

Deputy Chief, Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion Branch, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Jarrod Hindman is the Deputy Chief of the Violence and Injury Prevention-Mental Health Promotion Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Mr. Hindman oversees the Office of Suicide Prevention, Colorado’s Retail Marijuana Education and Prevention Program, and all branch mental health promotion initiatives and activities. Mr. Hindman is the co-chair of the Colorado National Collaborative for Suicide Prevention and is appointed by the governor to serve on the Behavioral Health Transformation Council and the Mental Health Advisory Board for Service Standards and Regulations.

Portrait of Neetha Mony, MSWNeetha Mony, MSW

Program Manager, Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan, Washington State Department of Health

Neetha Mony is the program manager for the Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan at the Washington State Department of Health. She guides and tracks implementation of the plan and connects partners and communities. Along with supporting the state’s executive-level committee, the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, she co-leads an open community workgroup called the Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Prevention Workgroup. Prior to working in state government, she worked with nonprofit community organizations in California, New York, Michigan, and Japan. She has also served as a public health volunteer with the US Peace Corps in Kenya. Ms. Mony has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

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