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Mind Matters – Healing After Loss: Postvention Support for Survivors
Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In this Mind Matters webinar we will focus on postvention after suicide care, providing information and support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Hear from Tammy Weppelman, M.S., LPC-S, Director of Suicide Prevention Policy and Services with the Texas Health & Human Services Commission in the field of suicide prevention and support as well as a special guest who will share their personal story.
Whether you are a survivor of suicide loss, a mental health professional, or someone interested in learning more about postvention care, this webinar is a valuable opportunity to gain insight and resources.
* Please be advised that this webinar will cover the topic of suicide loss and after suicide care, which may be distressing or triggering for some individuals. If you or someone you know is currently struggling with suicidal thoughts or has experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide, please consider carefully whether attending this webinar is right for you at this time.
If you do choose to attend, we encourage you to take care of yourself and seek support as needed. If you or someone you care about are experiencing a mental health crisis or need immediate assistance, please call 988.
Zoom Link to Webinar will be provided to those who register on the Monday before the event. This webinar will not be recorded or live streamed.
About Our Presenter
Director of Suicide Prevention Policy and Services, HHSC
Tammy has served on the suicide prevention team in the Office of Mental Health Coordination at HHSC for three years. In 2019, Tammy began working on the Suicide Care Initiative providing training and technical assistance on the implementation of Zero Suicide in the public mental health system. In 2021, Tammy became the team lead of the suicide prevention team, expanding technical assistance to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention to a wide variety of community partners and stakeholders and providing guidance on other suicide prevention projects within OMHC.
Prior to coming to HHSC, Tammy worked at a local mental health authority in Texas for 18 years. During her time there, Tammy had several roles, but spent the most time working in crisis services including Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT), crisis walk-in services, crisis residential, Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS Team), and continuity of care.
Tammy has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of North Texas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).