2014 Annual Spring Symposium: The Problem of Suicide, Rediscovering Hope

  • 28 Mar 2014
  • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
  • J.W. Marriott Houston - Liberty Hall conference center, 5150 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77056 (713-961-1500)


  • The fee is the same for mental and non-mental health professionals.


The Center for Disease Control (CDC) cites suicide as the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Furthermore, the suicide rate has been increasing in special populations, and the problem is seen as a national public health epidemic.


Many national organizations such as the CDC, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Association of Suicidology, and other clinical, academic, and research networks are devoting major resources to the study of suicide as a high priority.


The purpose of this scientific symposium is to enhance the knowledge and treatment skills of mental health professionals working with patients at risk for suicide. Click here for schedule.


For a copy of the symposium brochure, that includes information on speakers, click here.


Continuing education

Seven (7.25) Contact/Credit/Clock hours has been designated by The Menninger Clinic for the following disciplines (click on discipline for details and learning objectives):



Registered Nurses

Social Workers

Licensed Counselors

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors


Successful completion of this activity requires attendance of 100% activity and completion of activity evaluation. No partial credits will be awarded.


This live educational activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Menninger Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

For continuing education information, contact Terrilynn Steele, MSN, RN, 713-275-5056 or tsteele@menninger.edu.


Valet is $18 and self-parking is $9.20 for symposium attendees. The parking garage and uncovered parking is located across from the hotel on Sage Street. Please utilize the pay stations on lower and upper parking levels. Hotel parking garage spaces may be limited so we encourage you to allow ample time to park.


Additional parking is available at The Galleria in the parking garage. Parking fees are not included in the symposium registration cost.



A limited number of rooms are available at the J.W. Marriott at the conference rate of $209 when you reserve by March 13, 2014. To book a room, call 713-961-1500.



With two weeks of mimimum advance written notice, Menninger will provide a full refund. In the unlikely event that the symposium must be cancelled, prepaid registrants will be given a registration fee refund.


For assistance with registration or payment, contact Bree Scott, 713-275-5060 or bscott@menninger.edu.


If you have any specific dietary or ADA needs, please request in advance when registering by contacting Bree Scott at above the above number or email.


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