Talk Saves Lives and Enhancing Mental Health During COVID-19


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Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention is a standardized, 45-minute presentation that covers the scope of this leading cause of death; what the research has found to be the warning signs and risk factors of suicide; and the strategies that prevent it. Enhancing Mental Health During COVID-19 includes a video from our CMO, Dr. Christine Moutier, on protecting our mental health, delves into some of the special mental health considerations of COVID-19, and reminds us of critical self-care tips for adults and youth. This workshop encourages questions and guided participation.


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Date: Saturday, May 30, 200

Time: Sign-In: 9:30am – Workshop: 10:00am-11:30am

LocationOnline, Real-Time, Interactive

Cost: FREE

Presenter: Juli Murray, MS

CEU Credits: 1.5 Maryland and DC Category 1 Social Work CEUs – Accepted for many other mental health professionals (see below for details)


Juli Murray is an enthusiastic trainer and coach, particularly about mental wellness and education. She is the founder and lead trainer of Inquiring Minds LLC, and also teaches psychology classes at Anne Arundel Community College and Capella University. Juli is currently working towards her PhD in Educational Psychology. She also has a master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Previously, Juli and her team won awards for their work with teens with severe mental health issues, and she was a Crisis Text Line counselor. In her free time, she serves as the Education Chair for the Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, bakes desserts and plays frisbee with her dogs. She is a certified instructor in Mental Health First Aid, SafeTALK and Living Well with Chronic Pain. She loves to meet new people, so please feel free to connect in person or online.


  • Brief Overview of AFSP
  • Protecting Our Mental Health Video (5 mins)
  • Mental Health Considerations
  • Importance of Self-Care
  • Supporting Our Youth During COVID-19
  • Scope of Suicide Prevention
  • Research in Suicide Prevention
  • Warning Signs- Suicide Prevention
  • Protective Factors
  • How to Ask the Question
  • Resources
  • Q&A


CEU Credit Info


Our CEU credits are accepted for: 

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • Don’t see your licensure listed here? Email us at 

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CEUs). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


 After attending this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize a person who might be having thoughts of suicide
  2. Engage persons with thoughts of suicide in direct and open talk about suicide
  3. Create a self-care plan for themselves and others

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