Meet the Summit Hosts & Contributors

  • The Let’s Connect Summit is made possible through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). This is a three-year grant program funded by Congress that assists community-based organizations in outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to community resources. The grant allows organizations to provide services, including outreach, mental health screening, education, case management services, and others necessary for improving the mental health status and well-being and reducing the suicide risk of eligible individuals and their families.

  • The objectives of the Georgia Suicide prevention programs are to increase the availability of suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings, decrease perceived stigma of suicide, increase awareness of suicide prevention and intervention strategies, and increase the use of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies, and collaborate with existing and/or emerging suicide prevention coalitions to achieve local objectives that contribute to state-level positive outcomes.

  • The 2024 Let’s Connect Summit is co-hosted by three organizations: the Georgia Department of Veterans Service (GDVS), the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), and the Center for the Advancement of Military and Emergency Services Research (AMES Research Center) at Kennesaw State University. Click here to learn more about the hosts of the 2024 Let’s Connect Summit.

  • In addition to the event co-hosts, the 2024 Let’s Connect Summit is sponsored by organizations passionate of military and veteran issues, suicide prevention, and mental health. Click here to learn more about the event sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

  • The Resource Hall allows attendees of the Let’s Connect Summit to get to know organizations who provide suicide prevention and related services in the state of Georgia, browse their resources and services, and stock up on promotional swag. Click here to learn more about the exhibitors participating in the Resource Hall. If your organization is interested in participating as a vendor, click here to access the Vendor Application Form.

  • Text: Speakers at the 2024 Let’s Connect Summit will share their expertise related to suicide prevention and related topics through a variety of keynote addresses and breakout sessions. Click here to get to know the speakers of the 2024 Let’s Connect Summit.