Suicide Prevention Summit
The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs will host its Fourth Annual Suicide Prevention Summit on Friday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. The summit addresses one purpose: ensuring all leave the event as better suicide prevention advocates than when they arrived.
The goal is to provide effective training and thoroughly deliver instruction that will increase understanding of suicidal ideology and assist those in danger. Attendees will look at what efforts are being utilized in Louisiana to prevent suicide. There will also be multiple community vendors set up, and each will provide information about their respective organizations and how they assist in the prevention of suicide.
Lunch will be served following the summit. This lunch break will also serve as an opportunity to network with other suicide prevention experts, advocates, doctors, and veterans from around the state of Louisiana.
The event location is American Legion Post 38, located at 151 S. Wooddale Blvd. in Baton Rouge. If you cannot attend the summit in person, please feel free to join us via Zoom. Registration is required. Please note that you do not have to be a veteran to attend this event. It is open to veterans and organizations that serve veterans, but also to the general public. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Director of Outreach Larry Williams at email@example.com or 225.276.8626.
In addition to the summit, LDVA will host its annual Gold Star Mothers and Families Recognition Ceremony this fall. Each year on the last Sunday in September, our nation pauses to remember the sacrifices made by its Gold Star mothers and families. On Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m., LDVA will hold a recognition ceremony to honor not only the fallen but those they left behind. Please make plans to join us at the Gold Star Memorial Monument in the Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park in Baton Rouge.
If you cannot attend the ceremony in person, please feel free to join us via Zoom. Registration is required. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Director of Outreach Larry Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.276.8626.