MARQUETTE — On Friday, the Upper Peninsula Suicide Prevention Coalition hosted their U.P. Suicide Prevention Conference.

This was the third annual prevention conference and it was held at the Holiday Inn of Marquette from 9am to 4pm.

It was open for professionals and community members across the Upper Peninsula to learn, network, and take resources back to their community.

“So we’ve had a couple speakers that are discussing some different aspects of suicide, so sometimes in a postvention setting or how to be a care-giver to those that may be bereaved” said Health Educator for the Marquette County Health Department, Sarah Derwin. “We’ve had other speakers that have talked kind-of how to work in your community and what some global responses should be to suicide prevention.”

Dial Help, the Great Lakes Recovery Centers, and North Care are a few of the partners in the conference that provide information and assistance.

Derwin said that every year she is encouraged by the people who show up and care about suicide prevention and how they can help.