Shining a Light on Suicide and Supporting Survivors

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September 29, 2022| 3:30 p.m. Eastern | 12:30 a.m. Pacific (1 hours)
Free for anyone

Presentation Description

Join us for a conversation between the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Alliance for Children's Grief during suicide prevention month. Dr. Doreen Marshall with AFSP and Vicki Jay with NACG will share about their organizations, how we can work together, and how to support suicide loss survivors.


NACG LogoAFSP Color LogoAbout the Presenters

As a psychologist with experience that spans clinical, educational, and professional settings, Dr. Doreen Marshall has been engaged in local and national suicide prevention work for nearly 20 years. Since joining AFSPDoreen Marshall in 2014, Dr. Marshall has expanded AFSP’s menu of education programs for both clinicians and general audiences and revamped the infrastructure to improve program delivery through a nationwide network of chapters. In her current role, Dr. Marshall fosters partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to advance AFSP’s mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Prior to joining AFSP, she served in a number of roles, including as a consultant for both national and state suicide prevention and postvention initiatives, which included providing suicide prevention training for the Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and serving on a task force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.



Vicki Jay serves as CEO for the National Alliance for Children's Grief. Ms. Jay was founding director of Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center in Midland Texas. Her nineteen-year hospice career included End-of-Vicki Jay 0Life Community Education Director and ten years as Founder and Executive Director of Rays of Hope Children’s Grief Center. She is recognized for her role in children’s advocacy and for her strengths in public speaking and community education. Jay has received many awards and recognitions for her work with nonprofits and in the field of bereavement, including the National Jefferson Award for Community Service, a prestigious national recognition honoring community and public voluntarism in America. Recipients are “ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition.” A graduate of Texas Tech University, Jay currently resides in Midland, Texas. In addition to her professional and community roles, Jay cherishes her role of wife, mother, friend, and recently “Nana.”