Walk to end suicide and overcome stigma!

Be The Light Walk returns to Green Bay on September 16, 2017! This family-friendly event lights up the night to reduce stigma and prevent suicide. Learn more about organizations and agencies around Northeast Wisconsin who are actively working toward this goal in prevention, intervention and postvention at our Resource Fair. Hear from renowned author and speaker, Dr. Thomas Joiner. The night will conclude with a picturesque 1-mile candlelight walk through Downtown Green Bay.

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September 16, 2017

A 1-mile walk through Downtown Green Bay, WI. Together, we walk to shed light on suicide prevention efforts in Brown County, and work to break the stigma and barriers to the treatment of mental health.

Meet Thomas

Featured Keynote Speaker

Dr. Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., grew up in Georgia, went to college at Princeton, and received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is Distinguished Research Professor and The Bright-Burton Professor in the Department of Psychology at Florida State University. Dr. Joiner’s work is on the psychology, neurobiology, and treatment of suicidal behavior and related conditions.

Author of over 385 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Joiner was recently awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Shneidman Award for excellence in suicide research from the American Association of Suicidology, and the Award for Distinguished Scientific Early Career Contributions from the American Psychological Association, as well as research grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and various foundations.

Dr. Joiner is editor of the American Psychological Association’s Clinician’s Research Digest, editor of the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, and he has authored or edited fifteen books, including Why People Die By Suicide, published in 2005 by Harvard University Press. He runs a part-time clinical and consulting practice specializing in suicidal behavior, including legal consultation on suits involving death by suicide.

Joiner is best known for his contributions to the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicidal behavior (Joiner, 2005), which proposes that an individual will not die by suicide unless s/he has both the desire to die by suicide and the ability to do so. Learn more

He lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with his wife and two sons.

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Schedule (subject to change)

6:00 PM Registration opens
6:00-7:25 PM Survivor Connection & Resource Fair at KI Convention Center
7:30 PM Keynote Speakers
8:30 PM Candlelight Walk & Memorial Lantern Glow
9:30 PM Meet & Greet with Dr. Joiner @ CityDeck | Event End

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