SPEAK— which stands for Suicide Prevention, Empowerment, Awareness, Knowledge— is a collaborative effort involving the Huntsville Hospital Foundation, local school systems, Wellstone Behaviorial Health, and others that work with children. The program addresses the increasing incidence of suicide and raises awareness about mental illness and provides resources and education through annual training's, the SPEAK North Alabama app and more.
MCFAPA is excited to have Dr. Aparna Vuppala from Behavioral Sciences of Alabama come to speak about the SPEAK program and how they help those by offering the resources needed to prevent future tragedies. Dr. Vuppala is one of the few practicing child psychiatrists in North Alabama and is a valuable resource for our community.
We will have a movie as usual for any child that can sit through a movie.