From Pain to Promise: Addressing Opioids & Suicide in Communities Across America

Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm E.T.
Location: Washington, DC
Click here to download a PDF version of the Media Advisory Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Rotunda, North Tower, 8th Floor 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004   Opioid overdose and suicide—What can we do now to address these national emergencies? Please join us for a very timely event and networking reception hosted by Education Development Center (EDC) and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) that will bring together public and private sector thought leaders to discuss potential solutions to reduce the burden of “deaths of despair,” restore hope, and save lives in communities across the country. Distinguished panelists will discuss health care delivery, law enforcement, lived experience, faith, and the judicial system. Our discussion is especially timely given the pending October release of final recommendations of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. Confirmed panelists include:
  • Dr. Alex Crosby, Senior Medical Advisor on Suicide Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Dr. Arthur C. Evans Jr., CEO and Executive Vice-President, American Psychological Association
  • Ms. Brooke M. Feldman, Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Advocate
  • Ms. Chelsey Goddard, Vice-President, Substance Abuse Prevention, EDC
  • Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Founder, The Kennedy Forum, and Member of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
  • Mr. Gary Langis, EDC, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant and Voice of Lived Experience
  • Dr. Ellinore F. McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Dr. Jerry Reed, Senior Vice-President, EDC and Action Alliance
  • Ms. Kay Warren, Co-Founder, Saddleback Church
To register for this event, click here.