|John D. Bradley Chatham-Kent|
Convention Centre, Chatham, Ontario
As a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member, consumer of mental health services, and survivor of her brother’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from many perspectives. Spencer-Thomas will be speaking at the Erie St. Clair LHIN & Canadian Mental Health Association Suicide Prevention Conference on September 29th & 30th at the John D. Bradley Chatham-Kent Convention Centre in Chatham, Ontario, Canada. She will be community health and mental health professionals, educators, emergency personnel, interested community members, and families and survivors on how the suicide continuum impacts communities, and what communities can do to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority. The presentation will also assist participants on how to respond should a suicide tragedy strike. For more information on the event contact Ellie Fraser 519-436-6100 or EFraser@cmhalambtonkent.ca.
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas is currently the CEO of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, a Colorado-based national organization dedicated to leading i
nnovation in suicide prevention. She is also the past Director of the Survivor of Suicide Loss Division with the American Association of Suicidology, and is the Co-Lead of the Workplace Task Force with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Presenting in Ontario
Within her role as CEO of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas has established and founded Working Minds, the nation’s first comprehensive suicide prevention program exclusively dedicated to suicide prevention in the workplace; founded the FIRE Within program for youth and social entrepreneurs; and, was the principal partner on the award-winning Man Therapy social marketing campaign.
Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas has received wide recognition for her work and has been an invited guest to the White House Briefing on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in DC and to the World Health Organization’s World Suicide Report Launch in Geneva. As a professional speaker, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas has presented around the world and for organizations such as the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Energy and the FBI.
About the Carson J Spencer Foundation - Sustaining a Passion for Living
The Carson J Spencer Foundation (www.CarsonJSpencer.org) is a Colorado nonprofit, established in 2005. We envision a world where leaders and communities are committed to sustaining a passion for living. As leaders in innovation in suicide prevention, our mission is to elevate the conversation to make suicide prevention a health and safety priority. We do this by:
- Delivering innovative and effective suicide prevention programs for working-aged people
- Coaching young leaders to develop social enterprises for mental health promotion and suicide prevention
- Supporting people bereaved by suicide