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Do you want an opportunity to showcase your creative talents and win money? For students grades 9-12, this is your chance! Produce a sticker educating people about the warning signs of suicide and ways to get help. Many young people today see suicide as an option to deal with their problems. Help us stop this alarming trend! Help others recognize the warning signs of a suicidal person, learn the risk factors, and learn what to do to help someone who may be suicidal. You can make a difference for someone in emotional distress!

The 2023 Stomp Out Suicide Sticker Contest is sponsored by the Medina County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This special partnership encourages school students to build awareness about suicide and learn to act in getting help when someone is in need. The winning sticker will have an opportunity to be featured as decals for both personal and outreach use, bumper stickers/magnets, social media, school in-services, local agency websites, etc.

                                                                               Contest dates:  January 1, 2023 - March 3, 2023

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Do you want an opportunity to showcase your creative talents and win money? For students grade 6-8, this is your chance! Produce a poster educating people about the warning signs of suicide and ways to get help. Many young people today see suicide as an option to dealing with their problems. Help us stop this alarming trend! Help others recognize the warning signs of a suicidal person, learn the risk factors, and learn what to do to help someone who may be suicidal. You can make a difference for someone in emotional distress!

The 2023 Art Made, Lives Saved Poster Contest is sponsored by the Medina County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. This special partnership encourages school students to build awareness about suicide and learn to act in getting help when someone is in need. The winning poster will have an opportunity to be featured on local cable channels, school in-services and local agency websites.

Contest dates:  January 1, 2023 to March 3, 2023


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Overview
This presentation is designed to assist first responders by the development of behavioral strategies to inoculate against loss of idealism and inappropriate behavior patterns. It will review the short and long-term effects on first responders on both the personal and professional aspects of their lives. The course will discuss how the initial enthusiasm and desire to professionally contribute can be transformed into negative cynicism, social distrust and hostility to the world at large that significantly impacts the professionals work performance, decision-making and ultimately over-all quality of life. The course will also review the impact on first responder families. The goal of the course is to have the first responders review the potential impact the career causes in the personal life and to develop strategies for overall emotional survival. The strategies are designed to permit the professional to continue functioning effectively and ethically without, “burning-out."   This course is presented at all FBI LEEDS and Executive Development Institutes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. 


Biography
Dr. Gilmartin is a behavioral sciences consultant specializing in law enforcement. He is the author of the book Emotional Survival for Law Enforcement: A Guide for Officers and Their Families. He formerly spent twenty years in law enforcement in Tucson, Arizona. During his tenure, he supervised the Hostage Negotiations Team and the Behavioral Sciences Unit. He presently maintains a consulting relationship with law enforcement agencies nationally in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. He has held adjunct instructor positions at Cornell University, University of Massachusetts, and Sam Houston State University of Texas. He has served as a guest instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia for 30 years and has lectured and consulted at Police Agencies in Europe, North America and Australia. He holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona and is a licensed Psychologist in the State of Arizona. The Dept. of Justice, the FBI, the IACP, the RCMP and Police Association of New South Wales have published his work. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and resides in Sunriver, Oregon and Tucson, Arizona.


For additional information contact Gail Houk, LPCC-S at (330) 764-3607