Check on Your Strong Friends: Supporting Loved Ones and Enhancing Wellness

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11 am PT / 12 pm MT / 1 pm CT / 2 pm ET
*approximate length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Presenter: Corbin J. Standley, M.A.

While many people recognize the importance of mental health and wellness, many are less familiar with the specific strategies they can use to identify loved ones who may be struggling and how to support them. This webinar will discuss the importance of self-care and connectedness in enhancing wellness and the role we can all play in eliminating the stigma around mental health. Specific warning signs for suicide risk and concrete steps for safe and effective intervention will also be discussed. Bringing together science, personal experience, and best practices, the presenter will present a call to action to elevate mental health to the same importance as physical health in order to save lives and create lives worth living.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of self-care in ensuring personal wellness
  • Be able to describe the factors that may indicate someone is at risk for suicide
  • Be empowered to have conversations with friends and loved ones who may be struggling

Corbin Standley Corbin J. Standley is a community psychologist and researcher who has worked with community-based organizations across the country to turn data and research into action to create change. His work focuses on public health and community-level approaches to suicide prevention through capacity building, equitable systems change, and policy change. His expertise in data, research, and policy span suicide prevention, mental health, public health, and public policy. His community-engaged research and policy efforts earned him the Sandy Martin Grassroots Field Advocate of the Year Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2019, the Citizen Scientist Student Award from the American Association of Suicidology in 2020, and the Disciplinary Leadership Award from Michigan State University in 2021.

Standley has presented research and served as a keynote speaker, featured speaker, panelist, and moderator both nationally and internationally. These events have covered topics such as community mental health, equity, public policy, suicide prevention, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and coping with grief. Standley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Weber State University (2015) and a Master of Arts degree in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University (2019). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Ecological-Community Psychology as a University Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University.

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