Let's Connect Summit
Let’s Connect is a two-day summit that aims to increase connection among the members of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Task Force.
This event will focus on helping members of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Task Force promote health and prevent suicide among Georgia’s service members, veterans, and their families.
When and where is the Let's Connect summit being held?
The summit will be held at the KSU Center at Kennesaw State University.
Dates: May 24-25, 2023
Location: KSU Center, Kennesaw, Georgia
For more details, see the event listing.
What is the conference agenda and who is speaking?
The two-day summit will feature a variety of keynote addresses and breakout sessions on topics related to suicide prevention and service member and veteran health.
Check back soon for a detailed agenda and more information about sessions and speakers!
Who is hosting Let's Connect?
This summit is enabled by the work of multiple partners working together through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program. (SSG Fox SPGP).
The Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS) is an agency of state government created for the purpose of advising, counseling, and assisting Georgia’s veterans and their families in receiving their rightful benefits under the vast and complex framework of veterans’ laws. Representatives from GDVS have collaborated to plan and implement this summit in order to maximize prevention and outreach efforts for veterans and their families.
The GDVS's suicide prevention program increases the availability of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings, decreases the perceived stigma of suicide, increases awareness of suicide prevention and intervention strategies, increases the use of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies, and collaborates with existing and/or emerging suicide prevention coalitions to achieve local objectives that contribute to state-level positive outcomes.
The Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services (AMES) aims to bring mental and organizational health resources to military, veteran, and emergency services populations, as well as their families and communities. Representatives from the AMES Research Center have collaborated to plan and implement this summit in order to enhance prevention and outreach efforts for service members, veterans, and their families.
What is the SSG Fox SPGP?
The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) is a three-year grant program funded by Congress that assists community-based organizations in outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to community resources.
The grant allows organizations to provide services including outreach, mental health screening, education, case management services, and other services necessary for improving the mental health status and well-being and reducing the suicide risk of eligible individuals and their families.
Who should attend this event?
Conference attendees will be representatives from organizations that are part of the Georgia Suicide Prevention Task Force.
Members of the community who are interested in suicide prevention, but are not members of the task force, are encouraged to view live streams of summit content on the days of the summit through social media.
What is the cost for this event?
The event itself is free. There is no fee to register for the summit.
The summit will not cover the costs of accommodation, mileage, or other travel expenses for summit attendees.