Suicide Awareness Program

Home Suicide Awareness Program

If you are thinking of hurting yourself, or if you are concerned that someone you know may be suicidal, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by phone 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or via chat at

Members of the State Bar of Georgia may also contact the Bar’s Lawyer Assistance Program confidential hotline at 800-327-9631. #UseYour6

The Planning Team for the Suicide Awareness Program is closely monitoring the situation with the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease.  If public health considerations permit, the Planning Team hopes to hold this program in person on April 30, 2021, from 2 pm – 5 pm; however, the Planning Team is still considering a variety of factors to determine the best manner in which to hold the program.


Please complete the form below if you are interested in receiving information from the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism about the Suicide Awareness Program as it becomes available.  Please e-mail if you have any questions.


The members of the planning team for the program are Judge Clyde L. Reese III, Court of Appeals of Georgia (State Bar of Georgia SOLACE Committee Co-Chair); Judge Render Heard, Tifton County Juvenile Court (State Bar of Georgia SOLACE Committee Co-Chair), Judge Shondeana Crews Morris (State Bar of Georgia Suicide Prevention Committee Chair) and Mr. Joe Chancey (Managing Partner, Drew Eckl Farnham).  Staff support is being provided by Ms. Karlise Y. Grier, Ms. Bonne Cella, and Ms. Layne Bridges.


Registration to attend the program may open soon.

  • The cost to attend the program is $0 (FREE); however, any Member of the State Bar of Georgia who wants CLE credit will be responsible for paying the cost of the CLE credit directly to the State Bar of Georgia’s CLE Department;
  • The program is open to ALL members of the legal community including non-lawyer judges, paralegals; legal assistants, court reporters, bailiffs, law students, and all other members of the legal community.

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