MS Gulf Coast – Singing River Health System is pleased to host a mental health summit to address the widespread mental health crisis. This empowering event aims to provide insights into the impact of mental health issues and promote suicide prevention. The primary objective is to raise awareness among the community including educators and industry leaders on how to effectively address mental health concerns.
The summit is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, July 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeiMPAC, Immersive Media Performing Arts Center located at 420 Debuys Road in Biloxi, MS 39531.
The keynote speaker will feature Emma Benoit, an inspiring motivational speaker who triumphed over her suicide attempt in 2017. Her miraculous story and message of hope inspire audiences of all ages across the country. The summit’s agenda will also include an expert panel and an interactive Q&A session, providing valuable insights and opportunities for engagement.
The panelists include:
- Dr. Randy Roth, Chief Medical Officer
- Dr. Al Nufal, Pediatrician
- Tony Tanner, NP Primary Care
- Paige Roberts, President and CEO of Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
- Dr. Caterria Payton, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education of Pascagoula-Gautier School District
“As a leading healthcare provider along the MS Gulf Coast, we recognize the importance of raising awareness about mental health and ensuring access to resources that can effectively address the mental health challenges impacting our schools and communities. By providing the appropriate tools to respond to mental health concerns, we can empower them to make a profound and positive impact on the lives of those in our community.”Dr. Randy Roth, Chief Medical Officer of Singing River
Did you know? Every 11 minutes someone loses their life to suicide, resulting in 50,000 suicides each year. Singing River Health System understands the urgent need to address mental health issues that affect so many lives each day and wants to proactively promote prevention efforts.