Heartland Behavioral Health Sciences

Heartland Behavioral Health Services has been providing care for children and adolescents for over 100 years. We treat male and female patients ages 4 through 17 in both acute as well as residential programs, all of which have been designed and tailored to help our patients grow and prosper. We continuously focus on our mission of changing lives while providing an individualized experience for each child that enters our facility.
We offer the following services for a variety of mental health issues. Programming is specialized to further catered to each individual child that comes to us.

website: https://heartlandbehavioral.com/

Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences (Nasdaq: NBIX) is a neuroscience-focused, biopharmaceutical company with more than 25 years of experience discovering and developing life-changing treatments for people with serious, challenging and under-addressed neurological, endocrine and psychiatric disorders. The company’s diverse portfolio includes FDA-approved treatments for tardive dyskinesia and endometriosis* and clinical development programs in multiple therapeutic areas including Parkinson’s disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and uterine fibroids*. Headquartered in San Diego, Neurocrine Biosciences specializes in targeting and interrupting disease-causing mechanisms involving the interconnected pathways of the nervous and endocrine systems. For more information, visit neurocrine.com, and follow the company on LinkedIn(*in collaboration with AbbVie)

website: https://www.neurocrine.com

Behavioral Health Training: UMSL Department of Psychological Sciences

A research team from the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is engaged in studies related to professional training of behavioral health providers. Conference attendees are invited to come to our booth to learn about the opportunity to receive free professional education and CEUs as a benefit for completing surveys about professional training needs and interests.

website: www.umsl.edu/psychology/

Osage Beach Center for Cognitive Disorders

16-bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital located in Osage Beach. Specializing in treating adults who are suffering from Severe Depression, Psychosis, Suicidal or Homicidal Ideations, and other behavioral disturbances. Providing treatment services to individuals 18 and older throughout Missouri.

website: http://www.osagebeachccd.com

Safer Homes Collaborative

The Safer Homes Collaborative is a joint effort between the gun owning community and the suicide prevention community to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented through safe gun storage. Firearms are the leading method by which people end their lives in the United States and Missouri. Statistically, more people attempt suicide by overdose or suffocation; however, more people die in a suicide attempt with a firearm. In fact, six out of ten suicide deaths in Missouri are with a firearm.

website: https://SaferHomesCollaborative.org

Resilient Futures Network

The Resilient Futures Network, LLC publishes both hardcopy and digital evidence-based resources and provides world-class professional training that brings freedom, hope and resilience to individuals and families around the world. This network creates a virtual pipeline of evidence-based programs and practices that have already generated powerful personal growth results for thousands of people throughout the United States, the U.S. Territories, and several other countries around the world.

website: http://myresilientfuturesnetwork.com


Rick is a suicide attempt survivor; his primary job is with Community Counseling Center as the Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders (ITCD) program manager and suicide prevention coordinator. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and certified addictions counselor.   He is a member of the American Association of Suicidology and serves on two committees. Rick is the team leader for Zero Suicide at his agency and faculty for National Zero Suicide Academy. He works as an adjunct professor for Central Methodist University, training future mental health professionals. He is involved in CIT in his region as a member of the council and provides training in suicide prevention. He is a member of the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network. Rick serves as a board member of United Suicide Survivors International and with the Eastern Missouri Chapter of AFSP. He works in any venue and opportunity to provide education and training in the area of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention. He is responsible for organizing the largest suicide prevention conference in Missouri and keeping the conference free to the community. He is the co-founder of blog www.listeningsaveslives.net and is involved with www.nowmattersnow.org. Rick is a co-author of The i’Mpossible Project Reengaging with Life, Creating a New You, where he shares how his history of depression and suicide attempt has motivated him to educate others so that everyone is able to help someone who may be struggling. Rick works to combine his lived experience with his professional training to help provide support to anyone impacted by suicide while trying to help provide education to help reduce and prevent suicide.


DMH Suicide Prevention & Crisis Services

Under the auspices of the Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), DMH serves as the state lead for suicide prevention and crisis intervention services. DMH oversees and implements several evidence-based suicide prevention programs and initiatives, including the Missouri Suicide Prevention Network, an independent, non-partisan group of individuals and organizations that lead and coordinate statewide suicide prevention efforts. DMH is also leading statewide efforts to implement and enhance behavioral health crisis services that align with national best practices to ensure help is available for anyone, anywhere, and at any time. To achieve a truly integrated and comprehensive crisis system that is equipped to meet the needs of individuals in crisis, DMH and stakeholders are prioritizing the coordination of these three crisis components: 988 (Someone to talk to), ACI Mobile Crisis Response (Someone to respond), and Behavioral Health Crisis Centers (Somewhere to go).

For more information, please visit: https://dmh.mo.gov/behavioral-health/suicide/prevention

Diversity: The Thread that Holds Us All Together


Tiffany Lacy Clark, MA

Rachel Jones, LPC

Presentation: The session will bridge the worlds of trauma informed care and cultural competency. We’ll explore the cultural competency toolkit and the five principles of trauma informed care. The goal is to collapse some of the work duplication of the state’s cultural competency committee and the state’s trauma informed care committee to streamline service initiatives that make the experience better for the staff and persons served.


  1. Discuss the cultural competency plans of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare
  2. Review the cultural competency toolkit developed for Missouri’s behavioral health organizations
  3. Discuss with participants how to utilize the cultural competency toolkit to help their agency