On Friday, September 21st, in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Illinois Chapter, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Public Health Association, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and Illinois State Board of Education, Riveredge Hospital sponsored the 2018 Illinois Suicide Prevention Summit.

The 2018 Illinois Suicide Prevention Summit was held at Loyola Health Services Campus Center for Translational Research & Education in Partnership. Summit Moderator was Steve Moore, Illinois Chapter Co-Chair of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Co-Chair of the Illinois Suicide Prevention Alliance.

This all day summit was the first of its kind in Illinois. The 2018 theme is AFSP’s Project 2025, which aims to reduce suicides by 20% by the year 2025 in four areas -Firearm Safety, Criminal Justice Systems, Hospitals and Emergency Departments.

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