Beyond the Basics 2020


Thursday, October 1st, 2020

Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive

Augusta, Maine

Due to the evolving presence of COVID 19 in Maine and Governor Mills' recommendations to limit/postpone events with 250 attendees or moreNAMI Maine and the Maine CDC has postponed our annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention conference. The conference has been moved from April 10th, 2020 to October 1st, 2020 and will still take place at the Augusta Civic Center. 

OverviewKeynote - Conference Agenda - Registration & Pricing - Frequently Asked Questions


Since its inception in 2003, Maine’s annual Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention Conference has provided Maine health professionals, educators, clinicians, first responders, and community members with best practice information, guidance, and resources in suicide prevention and management efforts. The conference is designed for an adult audience that has attained basic training and knowledge in suicide and suicide prevention, and wishes to deepen their understanding of prevention and expand their skill set. Our theme for the 2020 conference is Building Hope Across Populations, and will include a range of informative breakout sessions centered on how to serve Maine's at-risk, diverse, and growing populations.

This year’s conference features national experts on inclusive suicide prevention strategies, as well as local community members, professionals, and clinicians who will address suicide prevention, intervention, and post-vention issues. The program will offer messages of hope and recognize caring citizens who have made a difference in the lives of at-risk Mainers.


Featuring Keynote Speaker

Anneliese Singh

Author, social justice scholar and community organizer


Conference Agenda


 8:00am – 8:30am


8:30am – 9:00am

Welcome Remarks

9:00am – 10:15am

Keynote – Anneliese Singh

10:15am – 10:30am


10:30am – 11:45pm

Session A

11:45pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:15pm

Session B

2:15pm – 2:30pm


2:30pm – 3:45pm

Session C


Full Admission Tickets

(Includes keynote address, lunch, and three breakout sessions)

     Regular Registration: $85

     (March 1st - April 8th)

   Student Registration: $35

       (Please use your school email address to register and also bring your school ID with you on the day of the event)





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