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September 7th, 2019 - The Gillioz Theatre - Springfield, Missouri

 
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Be among the individuals who are taking action to prevent suicide in Southwest MO at the second annual Start The Conversation event. This all-day event kicks off with an educational seminar on suicide prevention led by experienced psychologists, followed by an evening concert with local musicians.

 

The Speakers

 
 
Bart Andrews, PhD, is Vice President of Telehealth & Home/Community Services at Behavioral Health Response. Dr. Andrews is the Chair of Missouri’s Suicide Prevention Network, Co-Chair of the Suicide Lifeline’s Standards, Training and Practices committee, a member of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) Steering Committee, an SPRC ZeroSuicide Academy Faculty member and member of the American Association of Suicidology’s Executive Board of Directors. Dr. Andrews is a suicide attempt survivor and a proponent of embracing of lived expertise in our suicide prevention efforts.

Bart Andrews, PhD, is Vice President of Telehealth & Home/Community Services at Behavioral Health Response. Dr. Andrews is the Chair of Missouri’s Suicide Prevention Network, Co-Chair of the Suicide Lifeline’s Standards, Training and Practices committee, a member of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s (SPRC) Steering Committee, an SPRC ZeroSuicide Academy Faculty member and member of the American Association of Suicidology’s Executive Board of Directors. Dr. Andrews is a suicide attempt survivor and a proponent of embracing of lived expertise in our suicide prevention efforts.

Dr. Paul Tomlinson is an experienced licensed psychologist and acting Director of Research for Compass Health Network . Tomlinson has a demonstrated history of working in the behavioral health care industry with skills in Performance Improvement, Healthcare Consulting, Integrated Health Care, Grant Writing, Program Development, Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Crisis Intervention, Suicidology, and Program Evaluation. Tomlinson obtained his Ph.D. focused in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a doctoral re-specialization in clinical psychology. He also has extensive undergraduate and graduate level teaching experience, including on-ground and online modalities.

Dr. Paul Tomlinson is an experienced licensed psychologist and acting Director of Research for Compass Health Network . Tomlinson has a demonstrated history of working in the behavioral health care industry with skills in Performance Improvement, Healthcare Consulting, Integrated Health Care, Grant Writing, Program Development, Corporate Compliance and Ethics, Crisis Intervention, Suicidology, and Program Evaluation. Tomlinson obtained his Ph.D. focused in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from University of Southern Mississippi, as well as a doctoral re-specialization in clinical psychology. He also has extensive undergraduate and graduate level teaching experience, including on-ground and online modalities.

 
 
 

tickets

Tickets are required for the concert portion of the event.

 
 
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event schedule

 

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Educational Seminar
Dr. Paul Thomlinson and Dr. Bart Andrews will kick off the event with a free education seminar. The session will provide adults with the tools necessary to recognize and address symptoms of suicide. No registration or ticket required to attend this seminar. (For adults or with parent discretion).

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Concert and t-shirt | Three talented local bands will take the stage in the Gillioz Theatre for an evening of fun and dancing! During this event, ticket holders may receive a free voucher for concessions ($5 value). The first 300 attendees will receive a free t-shirt. Free ticket required. (All ages are welcome to this event).

Performance by Willard High School Chamber Choir | This fantastic choir of high school students will kick off the event with their rendition of “Stand By Me.”

Live music by band Fishing for Saturday | A group of young musicians studying music at Pellegrino’s School of Music and Art. This band plays rock & pop, along with some covers that will have you singing along in no time!

Live music by band The Rosy Hips | A retro rock and soul band with a modern indie pop flair. This band is sure to get you on your feet and out of your mind!

Live music by band "Makenna and Brock" | Makenna & Brock’s big break came in the summer of 2011, when Makenna and Brock captured the hearts of tens of millions of viewers and were selected as top 12-group finalists on the American version of Simon Cowell’s hit television show The X-Factor. This country duo is sure to blow you away!

 

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Sponsors

 

 
 

 Donors


 

Karla Myers / Lenette Kujawa / Jessie Rotton / Melissa Looper / Spencer Rotton / Fire & Soul

 
 
 
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This event is sponsored by Ozarks New Hope, Inc., a 501(c)(3), nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of promoting healthy initiatives and inspiring hope and wellness for those less fortunate in our communities. Ozarks New Hope exists to support community education, healthcare facilities, healthcare infrastructure, healthcare workforce and those in the community in need of those healthcare services. For more information please visit www.ozarksnewhope.org

Need help?

Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifelife

Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Use the online Lifeline Crisis Chat.

Both are free and confidential. You’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor in your area.

For more information, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

 
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