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Missouri Suicide Prevention Conference

We are going virtual July 28, 2021

This virtual event is brought to you by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Behavioral Health Council and Community Counseling Center.

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David Covington
CEO and President
David W. Covington, LPC, MBA is CEO and President of Recovery Innovations, Inc. (d/b/a RI International). He is a behavioral health innovator, entrepreneur and storyteller. He is also a partner in Behavioral Health Link, and founder of the international innovations “Moving America’s Soul on Suicide,” “Zero Suicide,” “Crisis Now,” “Crisis Talk” and “Hope Inc. Stories.”

A licensed professional counselor, Mr. Covington received an MBA from Kennesaw State and an MS from the University of Memphis. He previously served as Vice President at Magellan Health responsible for the executive and clinical operations of the $750 million Arizona contract. He is a member of the DHHS Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) established in 2017 in accordance with the 21st Century Cures Act to report to Congress on advances in behavioral health.

Diana Cortez Yanez
After being in the behavioral health system for 30 years, as a patient, and having made multiple attempts on her life, Diana experienced a life changing treatment. She is now a national public speaker, advocate in suicide prevention and peer specialist. Her passion is sharing what she has gleaned from her experiences as to what helped and what was not helpful, in order to help save lives.
Diana has had the opportunity to share her story internationally and in many different platforms such as, the White House, Facebook’s launch of suicide prevention feature, Canadian Health Magazine, Washington State Behavioral Health brochure, NPR, Indian Health Services, Cornerstone, Now Matters Now, Live Through This, Jasper and Zero Suicide. She continues to look for an accept more ways to help in suicide prevention, such as this webinar, for sharing the specific details of her journey.

Dr. Heidi Miller
Dr. Heidi B. Miller is a primary care physician and patient advocate who has focused her career on assuring high quality, trauma-informed, integrated, equitable healthcare for our most disenfranchised patients. She trained at Yale University and Harvard Medical School, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her primary care practice is at Family Care Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center in St. Louis. Dr. Miller also serves as the Medical Director for the St. Louis Regional Health Commission. She consults for the St. Louis Integrated Health Network, Missouri Primary Care Association, Patient Centered Health Home Initiative, and Siteman's Breast Cancer Partnership. 

We hope you will join us! If you have any questions, please contact us at events@mobhc.org.