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

As you begin planning your spring work schedules, please save the date of Tuesday, April 28, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a Suicide Awareness Program that will be convened by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism.


The Commission seeks Satellite Viewing Locations across the State of Georgia to make the program as accessible as possible to everyone in the Georgia legal community (lawyers, non-lawyer judges, court reporters, court staff, paralegals, legal assistants, etc).  To learn the requirements to serve as a Satellite Viewing Location or to apply to serve as a Satellite Viewing Location, please click here.


Click here to apply to serve as a Satellite Viewing LocationThe deadline to apply to serve as a Satellite Viewing Location is February 21, 2020.  Please contact Karlise Y. Grier on or before February 21, 2020, at 404-225-5040 or at if you have any questions.


Please share the flyer at the link here with your networks.


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 will open in March.

  • The cost to attend the program is $25 for any Member of the State Bar of Georgia who wants CLE credit.
  • The program is $0 for any lawyer who does not want CLE credit and for any other persons wishing to attend.