Survivors of Suicide Support Group|
Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Please visit our support services page to learn more about scheduling an assessment or if you have questions.
|There are no special events scheduled currently.|
|Magellan Cares Foundation Makes $2,500 Donation to BRCIC|
We are Filled with gratitude and happy to announce that the Magellan Cares Foundation chose BRCIC as a non-profit that provides services in line
with their mission (to improve lives and communities they serve) and delivered us a $2,500.00 donation on August 12, 2021.
Magellan of Louisiana provides services to at risk youths(ages 5-20) and their families through their Coordinated System of Care. Crisis Intervention is
one of the behavioral health services offered to their enrolled members.
Pictured front left to right: Paula R. Brooks, Marketing Communications Manager — Magellan of Louisiana and Patti M. Clement, BRCIC — Chief Financial Officer;
and back row: Alan Berteau — BRCIC Board President.
|Andy and Angie Dixon Honored by National Association of Social Workers|
We would like to give a huge shout out to our Friends of BRCIC, Andy and Angie Dixon, for being named
Public Citizens of the Year by the Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-LA).
NASW-LA honors an outstanding member(s) of the community whose accomplishments exemplify the values and mission of professional social work. The award recipient is not a social worker.
Candidates demonstrate leadership qualities in the field of human services and exemplify personal and professional integrity in their effort to help people.
In Angie’s own words, “Our hopes are that this award will bring more people to become Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certified.”
For more about Andy and Angie and their great work to eradicate suicide check out pages 35, 36 and 37 at the
NASW-LA conference brochure.
|Dr. Abadie recieves 2021 Dorothy Schenthal Leadership Award|
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Abadie!
The Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently named Dr. Margo Abadie as the recipient of the
2021 Dorothy Schenthal Leadership Award.
Since 1984, the award has been given to an outstanding NASW-LA leader. In addition to being a member in good standing of the
Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, a candidate must also have provided outstanding leadership
in the field of social work.
We are so proud of her and all that she has done for BRCIC! She is an incredible leader and role model for all social workers and leaves the
world a little better wherever she goes.
For more details about this prestigious award and all that Dr. Abadie has done, check out pages 27-29 on the
NASW-LA conference brochure.
|NTSC Receives 2021 Worthy Cause Grant|
The Baton Rouge State Fair Foundation Chairman stopped by with gifts on 5/10/21!
They presented us with a 2021 Worthy Cause Grant to help us provide cutting edge suicide prevention intervention training called the
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicide (CAMS) to 20 mental health practitioners in the greater Baton Rouge area.
Pictured are Dr. Frank Campbell (Co-Chair of NSTC), Patti Clement (BRCIC CFO), State Fair Foundation Chair Greg Edwards, and Dr. Raymond Tucker (Co-Chair of NSTC).
|AAS21 Citizen Scientist Student Award|
Please join us in congratulating one of our dedicated faculty members,
Emma Moscardini, M.A., B.A., Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology, LSU!
She was recently chosen as the recipient of the Citizen Scientist Student Award by the American Association of Suicidology.
We are proud and fortunate to have Emma involved at BRCIC!
Emma is a third-year graduate student in the
Mitigation of Suicidal Behaviors (MOSB) Lab at LSU under the supervision of Dr. Raymond P. Tucker.
She grew up in Safety Harbor, Florida and graduated with her B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida.
As an undergraduate, she volunteered at a suicide hotline doing emergency mobile outreach in Alachua County, and she continues
to volunteer there as a member of their training team. She also volunteers at the National Suicidology Training Center in Baton Rouge, LA
providing community trainings on topics related to suicide prevention.
Emma is interested in researching theoretical models of suicidal thoughts and behaviors. She is also broadly
interested in mindfulness and the ways in which an individual’s life experiences impact their perceptions of life meaning.
In her free time, Emma enjoys running, playing guitar (poorly), and travelling.
|10-Digit Dialing and the Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
On March 3, 2021 The Advocate detailed how the upcoming switch to 10-digit dialing in some locations
clears the way for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to use 988 as its three-digit number. Dr. Ray Tucker, co-director of NSTC,
weighs in on the importance of making the Lifeline more accessible to people when they need it the most. Read the article here.
Please note: The BRCIC website is not intended to provide help in a crisis.
If you are feeling suicidal or need help for yourself or someone you know, please consult IASP's Suicide Prevention Resources to find a crisis center anywhere in the world.
In the US, call toll-free 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a free suicide prevention service or visit SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.