October 29, 2021
9am - 4:30pm
General Registration: $75
Including 10 available CEUs
Current UVU Student: FREE
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The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, UVU Crisis Services, Student Affairs, and the UVU Veteran’s Center are pleased to present the 2021 UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention. This single-day conference--designed to meet the needs and interests of professionals, service providers, families, community members, and students--will provide information on a wide range of topics dealing with suicide and suicide prevention. This event is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021. 

For the first time ever, participants may choose to attend the UVU Conference on Suicide Prevention either in-person or online.

  • Hybrid Conference
    Enjoy your conference in-person or from your home or office.

  • Professional CEUs
    Earn multiple NASW CEUs for DOPL professional licensure requirements.

  • Exhibitor Fair
    Visit with local mental health and suicide prevention service providers.

  • Session Recordings
    View recordings for ALL available sessions for up to two weeks after the conference date.

  • Student Poster Presentations
    Hear the latest suicide prevention research from UVU's MSW, MFT, and CMHC students.
Anne Moss Rogers

Keynote: Anne Moss Rogers

Anne Moss Rogers is an emotionally naked® speaker, TEDx storyteller, certified suicide prevention trainer, NAMI Virginia board member, and the award-winning author of Diary of a Broken Mind. After her 20-year-old son, Charles died by suicide on June 5, 2015, Anne Moss chronicled her family’s tragedy in a newspaper article that went viral. Her blog, Emotionally Naked, has reached millions.

She has been featured in the New York Times and was the first suicide loss survivor ever invited to speak to at the National Institute of Mental Health. Her second book, Emotionally Naked: A Teacher’s Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk, through Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Publishing brand, will be published in August 2021. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus, Anne Moss currently lives in Richmond, VA with her husband. Her surviving son, Richard, is a screenwriter and filmmaker in LA.

Rheeda Walker

Plenary: Rheeda Walker, Ph.D.

Dr. Rheeda Walker is an award-winning professor of psychology, a fellow in the American Psychological Association and a leading scholar who has published more than 60 scientific papers on African American mental health, suicide risk, and emotional resilience. Dr. Walker's impact has extended beyond academia with the release of her first book, The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health, which lays out practical strategies for addressing psychological well-being. Dr. Walker’s charismatic approach and practical vision for addressing life challenges has led to numerous appearances on Good Morning America, The Breakfast Club radio show, and NPR, among others.

John (Jack) Jordan



Kathie Supiano

PLENARY: John Jordan

John (Jack) Jordan



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Toni Harris
Assistant Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University


Candida Johnson
Marketing & Communication Manager
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University


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