Join us for Inova Institute 2021 – a virtual event series that will highlight Inova programs that are changing lives across Northern Virginia. These three specially curated webinars will connect you with Inova’s top leaders, clinicians and expert guest speakers who will explore the critical work we are undertaking for our community.

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Inova Institute – Part 3: “On the Rise: Adolescent Suicide as a Public Health Threat”
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Webinar: 5 to 6 p.m.

The rise in suicides is staggering, particularly in teens and young adults. As a leading researcher and expert on suicide prevention in the Washington, D.C. metro area, Christianne Esposito-Smythers, PhD, will share her experience on how to identify the warning signs, what we can do to prevent suicide, how to identify warning signs, and what community resources are available. She will be joined by team members from Inova Kellar Center, an Inova Behavioral Health services program to support children, teens and families in crisis.

Keynote Speaker: Christianne Esposito-Smythers, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Professor, George Mason University

Sage Bolte,
PhD, LCSW, CST, Chief Philanthropy Officer and President, Inova Health Foundation

Thought Leaders:
Linda Lang, MD,  President, Inova Behavioral Health
Rick Leichtweis, PhD, Executive Director, Inova Kellar Center
Shruti Tewari, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Inova Kellar Center

Registration for this event will close on Monday, September 20, 2021.

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