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Suicide summit on Monday at the Forsyth Conference Center

An event on Monday will bring a conversation on an often-ignored subject.

On Monday, starting at 6 p.m., a suicide prevention and mental health summit will be held at the Forsyth Conference Center. The summit will particularly focus on youth and ways to address their issues.

The event’s keynote speaker will be Krista Wagner, who lost her son to suicide and will also include remarks from Tisdale Walker with the Department of Behavioral Health Development Disability, Teressa Stann with the Lou Ruspi Jr. Foundation, Katie Newman with Forsyth County Schools and Bryan Davidson and students from Lambert High School discussing the Whisper Movement, a movement to inspire better conversations among students.

Wagner will also host a panel featuring: Gary Orris, a physician for Lanier Family Healthcare; Lindsay Needham, graduation coach for Denmark High School; Tom Query, supervisor of Wellspring Counseling Center; and Jennifer Barker, whose daughter successfully completed treatment.

Forsyth County Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills will host the introduction and welcome.