Glickman Symposium Addresses Youth Suicide

September 12, 2017

Spring Harbor Hospital’s 10th Annual Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Addresses the State of Suicide

September 15th at MaineHealth in Portland


Contact: Michelle Zichella, 207-661-6100, 

(WESTBROOK, MAINE – September 8, 2017) Spring Harbor Hospital, a division of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, is proud to present the 10th Annual Glickman Family Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium addressing youth suicide in Maine. DHHS has reported that suicide was the first leading cause of death for adolescents between the ages of 10 and 14 from 2011 to 2013. 

Robyn Ostrander, MD, Chair of the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, will open with, “The Lay of the Land on Youth Suicide, Maine vs. the U.S.” The Keynote speaker M. Justin Coffey, MD, FAPA, CHCIO, of the Menninger Clinic, will follow with “Managing Information to Achieve Zero Suicides.” Dr. Coffey serves as the medical director of Menninger’s Center for Brain Stimulation and manages the Electroconvulsive Therapy Services in addition to serving as The Clinic’s chief information officer. 

Afternoon breakout sessions include “Healthy Communities: Screen for childhood ACEs as suicide prevention” (co-presented by Steve DiGiovanni, MD, Director of MMP Primary Care Clinics, Maine Medical Center, and Rebecca Hoffmann Frances, LMFT, Director of Clinical Innovation, Maine Behavioral Healthcare), “Care team wellbeing: Clinician survivors of unexpected patient death” and “Patient Centered Care: Evidence-based depression care for youth.” A workshop on media and suicide will conclude the symposium, led by Maine Medical Center child psychiatrist Erin Belfort, MD. 

The symposium will be held on Friday, September 15th at MaineHealth on 110 Free Street in Portland, 8:15am – 4:15pm. To register, please visit

The Symposium is made possible by the generosity of Spring Harbor donors Judith Glickman Lauder and the late Albert Brenner Glickman. This year’s event is additionally supported by the Maine Behavioral Health Partnership, Maine Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MaineHealth, and Maine Medical Center.

Spring Harbor Hospital is a division of Maine Behavioral Healthcare, an integrated continuum of comprehensive, coordinated behavioral healthcare for Maine residents of all ages. Spring Harbor Hospital offers people in mental health crisis high-quality, focused treatment to facilitate their ongoing recovery. Through a unique collaboration with Maine Medical Center, the hospital is able to offer the most complete array of psychiatric treatment, physician-training and medical-research programs north of Boston.