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Kevin's Song Conference on Suicide

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

A prestigious roster of leading mental health professionals, educators, and experts in the field of suicide will participate in Michigan’s largest conference on suicide from January 26 – 28, 2023. The Kevin’s Song 7th Annual Conference on Suicide: Building Roads To A Better

Tomorrow features a three-day summit to explore new and innovative approaches to

suicide prevention.

This year it will be an in-person conference at the Saint John's Resort, 44045 Five Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48170.

Thursday there are two educational opportunities; The 4th Annual School Summit that offers content focused on the needs of educators and other school support personnel and the first-ever, Symposium on Suicide that you can select as an alternative to The School Summit. The Symposium on Suicide offers a half-day of training on suicide risk factors, prevention, and treatment. This symposium is intended for medical residents, undergrads, university students, and those training in behavioral health. Other mental health professionals are also welcome.

Friday will focus on upstream suicide prevention and reasons for suicidality other than

the mental health model. The conference brings a full day of researchers, clinicians, and

advocates who will cover the topic of suicide during general and breakout sessions, featuring the best available research and evidence-based practices that will tackle growing rates of suicide in certain communities, discuss new approaches to prevent suicide, and promote wellness.

Saturday's topics focus on surviving suicide through a journey of healing & hope and will

feature a compelling morning presentation by a duo of national suicide prevention advocates, Kevin Berthia and Kevin Briggs. The afternoon will include facilitated support groups and a presentation on loss and grief.


Thursday, January 26, 2023, School Summit: 8:00 am - 3:15 pm

Thursday, January 26, 2023, Symposium on Suicide: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, January 27, 2023, Conference Day: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, January 28, 2023, Surviving Suicide: 8:30 am - 1:15 pm


  • Three-Day Conference $250 Early Bird, $300 beginning January 1

  • Single Day Pricing $125 Early Bird, $175 beginning January 1

  • Symposium on Suicide is FREE for students in behavioral health sciences and medical residents. The price for other mental health professionals is fixed and not affected by Early Bird Rates.

Hotel Reservations can now be made at St. John's Resort. Room rates are $155 plus tax. This rate is good until January 10, 2023, or until the room block fills.

Continuing Education Credits

Addiction Professional Registration - MCBAP Credits are available.

Educator/School Counselor Registration - SCECH credits are available.

Licensed Professional Counselor Registration - NBCC credits will be available.

Nurse Registration - Nursing credit hours are available.

Social Worker Registration - Michigan Social Work Clock hours are available.

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