Suicide Prevention: The AFSP & The JED Foundation

AUG. 26, 2022

Suicide Prevention Series

A Webinar Series Focused on Suicide Prevention Efforts, Sharing Lived Experience and Inspiring Future Activism

NAMI Ask the Expert — Suicide Prevention
Session 1: The AFSP & The JED Foundation

Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET

Join NAMI Ask the Expert as we welcome colleagues from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and The JED Foundation to provide updates on their work in suicide prevention, including information on the AFSP’s Project 2025 from Director of Strategic Planning, Corbin Standley and a presentation from the Chief Clinical Office of the JED Foundation, Dr. Nance Roy.


 

Our Experts

Corbin J, Standley HeadshotCorbin J. Standley, Director of Strategic Planning, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Corbin J. Standley is a community psychologist and researcher with more than a decade of experience in research, evaluation and policy. His career has focused on public health and community-level approaches to suicide prevention through capacity building, equitable systems change and policy change. His work prioritizes equity in data collection, analysis and reporting, as well as centering minoritized voices and co-designing equitable solutions with those with lived experience. As an expert voice in suicide prevention, Corbin’s research in schools, health systems and communities has helped to transform systems to save lives. As Director of Strategic Program Planning for Project 2025 at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), Corbin leads the translational science, program development, implementation and strategic planning components of Project 2025 — an AFSP-led initiative to leverage systems change across critical sectors to reduce the national suicide rate 20% by 2025. He collaborates with interdisciplinary teams to create meaningful and lasting change by transforming data and research into insightful and evidence-based action.

Nance Roy HeadshotDr. Nance Roy, Chief Clinical Office, JED Foundation
Dr. Roy serves as the Chief Clinical Office of the Jed Foundation and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry. She has over 20 years of experience as a psychologist working in college mental health. She served as the Assistant Dean of Health and Wellness at Sarah Lawrence College and most recently was the Associate Dean of Health and Wellness at Rhode Island School of Design. Publications have focused on effective strategies for promoting emotional well-being among teens and young adults as well as treatment and management of at-risk students on college campuses. She has been actively involved in strategic planning initiatives focusing on a holistic approach to education, crisis management and a public health model for delivery of care in high schools and on college campuses. Dr Roy is a senior advisor for the National College Depression Partnership, serves on the Mental Health Task Force for the Ruderman Foundation and has worked on mental health initiatives with the Surgeon General, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance, the Department of Defense, The Veteran’s Administration, the Milken Institute, the Clinton Health Matters Initiative and college and university systems across the country. Dr. Roy earned a BS degree from the University of Rhode Island, an MS from the University of North Carolina and an Ed.D. from Harvard University.

NAMI Ask the Expert: Suicide Prevention Series

Ask the Expert Suicide Prevention Series Session 1

Session 1: The AFSP & The JED Foundation — Thursday, September 8, 2022
This first webinar of the series will feature colleagues from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and The JED Foundation to provide updates on their work in suicide prevention, including information on the AFSP’s Project 2025.

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Ask the Expert Suicide Prevention Series Session 2

Session 2: Making Meaning of Loss – Stories from Lived Experience — Thursday, September 15, 2022
Join NAMI Ask the Expert as Dr. Ken Duckworth welcomes four individuals who shared their stories of surviving suicide loss in the Chapter: Making Meaning of Loss by Suicide from the upcoming book, You Are Not Alone: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Mental Health.

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Ask the Expert Suicide Prevention Series Session 3

Session 3: Creative Approaches to Suicide Prevention — Thursday, September 22, 2022
Join NAMI Ask the Expert as we welcome 3 individuals interviewed for the NAMI book who share their experiences in creative suicide prevention work, including prevention programs and initiatives in the dramatic arts, baking and food service, and the creation of an advocacy superhero.

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