19th Annual Arizona Survivors of Suicide Conference
“Hope and Healing”
The 19th Annual Arizona Survivors of Suicide Conference
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm
Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Our day will be focused on hope and healing, providing a forum for survivors to learn new coping skills and embrace their journey, and providing opportunities for professionals to increase their knowledge about post –traumatic growth for those bereaved by suicide.
Conference Speaker: Michelle Rusk, Ph.D.
Past president of the American Association of Suicidology, Author & Speaker.
Michelle L. Rusk, born Michelle Linn, and formerly known as Michelle Linn-Gust, is an American author and speaker on coping with grief following suicide, especially that of siblings. She is a Past President of the American Association of Suicidology and she has written several books about the experiences of families following the suicide of a member, given workshops to the bereaved and the clinicians who work with them on dealing with their grief, and spoken widely on the topic. She also has offered workshops in the Southwest for the Navajo and Pueblo peoples of the reservations who have suffered high rates of suicide among young people. From 2012 to 2015 she wrote the Good Causes column for the Naperville Sun newspaper and today is working to inspire hope and healing in people who have suffered loss.