Seventh Regional Task Force Meeting Follow-Up

THANK YOU to all who attended the seventh regional task force meeting of the California Suicide Prevention Network for Southern California Counties!  We are pleased that we could share some great information and resources with the attendees that came from San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties.

For this seventh meeting, we focused on Suicide Prevention in the Medical Field and with the help of Dr. Leon Altamirano, owner and consultant, AB Consulting we were able to dig deeper into Trauma-Informed Care and Behavioral Health Integration and reflect on how multidisciplinary care in a medical-model world in its different forms helps or hinders our suicide prevention efforts. Pharmacists Nathan Painter and Kelly Lee shared with us the importance of the role of pharmacists in suicide prevention and showcased a training created specifically for pharmacist and pharmacist students so they are better prepared when encountering people at risk. Jana Sczersputowski from Your Social Marketer, Inc. and AdEase shared on a campaign created specifically for Primary Care Physicians that includes an accessible micro-website with useful tools. In addition, Heather Aston from Optum Health shared why it is key to have CHAT services as part of the systems for hotlines to help with the different ways people communicate today.

Lastly, we got some updates on the Best Practices Workgroup and the different stakeholders had the opportunity to connect with each other and discuss how the information shared could help their local efforts.

 

As follow up, I would like for you to consider the following take-a way’s from this meeting:

 

1. This taskforce is funded through CalMHSA and coming this June 30, 2014 the funding to have these CSPN taskforce meetings will be ending. The last CSPN taskforce meeting coordinated by Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) will be held in Orange County in late June 2014, Didi Hirsch will be present more on this at that meeting. Post June 2014 the counties in the region will have to decide if they will continue the taskforce meetings and in what capacity, to date nothing has been decided. CHIP plans to help share information on how they have been done to date before the 6/2014 end date. And the website will also go offline March 2015.

 

2.  Why focus on suicide prevention in the medical field? Did you know that 45% of people who die from suicide had contact with a Primary Care Provider (PCP) within one month of their death? The recommendation is to provide greater support to Medical & Behavioral Health providers, increase PCH evidence-based practices, and enlist every provider in the process of increasing the quality of care provided in Primary Care. The factors that contribute to mental & medical problems in the U.S. are trauma, trauma response, intergenerational transmission of trauma response, loss of life-style protective factors, and rise of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).  These in turn reflect back major psychosocial, environmental and medical problems in adulthood and ultimately increases our chances of premature death. To access the presentation click here.

 

3.  Why Pharmacists? One of the most trusted professionals and often the most accessible healthcare professionals, they practice in multiple settings community pharmacies, academic and community hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, government agencies and they provide a potential method of choice = drugs. Increasing pharmacists’ knowledge of suicide risk and prevention strategies through trainings can have a positive impact in their daily practice. Pharmacists must be equipped with information and referral resources for their patients. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to identify persons at risk of suicide and make referrals. To see the whole presentation click here.

 

4. How Primary Care Providers have been outreached to in San Diego County. The goal was to provide primary care providers in these community clinic settings with resources, tools, and trainings to routinely screen, diagnose and treat patients with mental health needs. Specifically the program aimed to increase awareness of resources for providers and their patients; and to encourage providers and their office staff to have office policies in place to recognize and respond to patients at risk of suicide and/or with mental health needs. A micro-website was created that can be useful to any PCP outside of the San Diego County. For more information on the resources available click here.

 

5. Why is CHAT important to our Hotlines? Accessibility- few families have home phones anymore, and for people without cell phones, the Internet  might be the only option. 76.7% of households have Internet; Proximity to Others- people who live with others or are in a public place may not want to risk those people overhearing their problems; Extra Layer of Anonymity- cannot recognize a voice, unable to determine gender; Hearing and/or Speech Issues- people with hearing and/or speech problems may have difficulty on the phone; Shyness or Anxiety- no one wants to be judged, and sometimes it’s easier to write your feelings. Ultimately 40-80% of CHAT visitors are thinking about suicide at the time of the chat so its time to get with the times. To see full presentation click here.

 

6. Our Best Practices Workgroup has had meetings in September, October, November and January they have submitted the It’s Up to Us Media Campaign as the Best Practice that will represent the South Region for the Suicide Prevention Best Practices Registry and are currently waiting to hear back on the results of the submission to the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC). We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all those CSPN members that participated throughout this process from the Regional Planning Committee to the Best Practice Workgroup, we couldn’t have done this without you! For more information click here.

 

7.  Upcoming trainings opportunities were shared for two  A11 ASIST Upgrade in Los Angeles in tandem with the American Association for Suicidology Annual Conference. The cost is only $35 to attend, materials are free. If you are interested contact Sandra Godard from Living Works at Sandra.godard@livingworks.net . Both workshops are limited to 20 trainers. April 8th is sponsored by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and dedicated to active  Crisis Line ASIST Trainers. April 9th is open to active ASIST trainers. If you are unsure of  your trainer status or know that you are inactive, please contact Harold Thannhauser, Living Works at reactivate@livingworks.net. He will work with you to develop a plan for reactivation.

 

8. As stakeholders in suicide prevention, we can accomplish more through collaboration with other stakeholders, and coordination of our efforts.  Before our next meeting, think about what you, either as an individual and/or through your organization, can do to help leverage your efforts with others who are also working on suicide prevention efforts in your community. Connect with them and also with other counties that had models you would like to get more information on to help improve your reach. This will help in strengthen your local efforts.

 

9. Ask the Question. We can save a life by asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?” and referring to an appropriate mental health professional.  Remember, your local crisis line, or 1-800-273 TALK is a terrific resource if you are helping someone in crisis, or if you yourself need support.

 

10. Join the continued effort!  Join the CSPN to receive regular updates about our ongoing activities and events.  Attend and provide input at our quarterly task force meetings, and invite others who should be involved.

 

All meeting materials from this and past meetings can be found here.

 

We would like to thank you for attending, participating and special thanks to all the presenters of the day. It’s because of all of you that we will be successful in preventing suicide across our Counties. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at ypalomino@sdchip.org, or 858-609-7969.  Thank you ALL for your dedication to suicide prevention!

 

Yeni, Dana and Elizabeth

 

Yeni L. Palomino| Program Manager| Community Health Improvement Partners | 858.609.7969 | ypalomino@sdchip.org


Registration Now Open – Seventh Southern California Regional Taskforce Meeting – February 26, 2014

Registration is now open!!  Please join us for the seventh Regional Task Force Meeting of the CSPN Southern California Region.  San Bernardino will be the location and we will be addressing suicide prevention in the medical field.  

The agenda is finalized click here 1 CSPN Agenda 02-26-14 Final to view. If you represent the medical field in any way and suicide or suicide prevention, programs, services, efforts related for your region we strongly encourage you to attend this meeting. If you have a need to call-in to the meeting because you cannot attend please let us know by emailing evaughan@sdchip.org no later than January 30th.

 

Our seventh CSPN Taskforce meeting is scheduled for February 26, 2014 from 10am-2pm in San Bernardino at the

San Bernardino County Health Services

850 E. Foothill Blvd.,

Rialto, CA 92376

Purpose: The California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN) brings together stakeholders throughout the state to identify needs and develop actionable steps to reduce suicide and its devastating consequences. We will host quarterly meetings throughout our region to provide you with the most current suicide prevention information, identify needs, develop best practices, network, and connect you with suicide prevention resources in your communities.

Who Should Attend: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino County stakeholders from schools, workplaces, faith-based organizations, ethnic and LGBTQ community groups, law enforcement and other first responders, especially medical professionals or students in the medical field, older adult providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, social services organizations, military and VA, media, crisis lines, consumers, family members, and other mental health and suicide prevention advocates.

For flyer CLICK HERE CSPN #7 San Bernardino Flyer

Click here to register : http://cspn-socal.com/events/1501/

If you have any questions about the forum details or how to register please contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org


Sixth Regional Task Force Meeting Follow-up

THANK YOU to all who attended the sixth regional task force meeting of the California Suicide Prevention Network for Southern California Counties!  We are pleased that we could share some great information and resources with the attendees that came from San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. For this sixth meeting, we focused on Cultural Awareness for Suicide Prevention, and we got to learn about the most recent data trends related to specific to racial/ ethnic groups. We also had a very knowledgeable keynote speaker in Rosanna Balistreri, Owner and Cultural Linguistic Consultant, REACH- Reaching Diversity who shared valuable information on how our cultural differences can either help or hinder our efforts and how to better identify when that is happening by being more cultural aware . We also heard from Imperial County on the programs they have and the data for their County and how that helps their efforts in suicide prevention. Lastly, we got some updates on the Best Practices Workgroup and the different counties had the opportunity to connect with each other and discuss how the information shared could help their local efforts.

 

As follow up, I would like for you to consider the following take-a way’s from this meeting:

 

1.  Keep in mind that our cultural differences are beyond the color of our skin and where we are from it includes many more pieces and the more aware we are the better we can connect with those we are trying to help and vice-versa. Some aspects of culture are also Health Determinants such as language, urban/rural, race/ethnicity, occupation, religion/spirituality, health status, sexual orientation, gender, socio-economic status, ability/disability. Be aware of cross-cultural communication differences such as non-verbal communication (kinesics, eye contact, paralanguage, haptics, proxemics, chronemics) and verbal communication (direct vs. indirect, formality vs. informality, turn taking/pause, animation/emotion). Food for thought, lack of awareness of cross-cultural differences and their effect on communication is at the root of any misunderstandings. To access the presentation click here.

 

2.  As stakeholders in suicide prevention, we can accomplish more through collaboration with other stakeholders, and coordination of our efforts.  Before our next meeting, think about what you, either as an individual and/or through your organization, can do to help leverage your efforts with others who are also working on suicide prevention efforts in your community. Connect with them and also with other counties that had models you would like to get more information on to help improve your reach. This will help in strengthen your local efforts.

 

3.  Looking at the most recent data trends for different cultural and ethnic groups some key findings were that most suicide research and prevention efforts have focused historically on youth and the elderly. The findings reported today suggest that efforts should also address the needs of middle-aged persons. The greatest increases in suicide rates were among people aged 50-54 years (48 percent) and 55- to 59 years (49 percent) Among racial/ethnic groups , the greatest increases in suicide rates were among white non-Hispanics (40 percent) and American Indian and Alaska Natives (65 percent). To see the whole presentation click here.

 

4. Imperial County shared suicide data for 2011, 2012, 2013 and reflected on some of the trends they are seeing. In addition, information was shared on the Imperial County Behavioral Health Services to children, youth and young adults and for adults and older adults. For more information and to see the whole presentation click here.

 

5. Our Best Practices Workgroup has had meetings in September, October and November and they have their next meeting set-up for January 13, 2013 from 10am-2:30pm were they will be reviewing final details before submitting the It’s Up to Us Media Campaign as the Best Practice that will represent the South Region for the Suicide Prevention Best Practices Registry. For more information or to be an alternate for the workgroup click here.

 

6.  Upcoming trainings opportunities were shared safeTALK T4T in Imperial County on November 7-8, 2013, ASIST T4T in Ventura County on November 18-22 2013, ASIST T4T in San Diego County on January 13-17, 2014. For more details please contact your county liaison.

 

7. Ask the Question. We can save a life by asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?” and referring to an appropriate mental health professional.  Remember, your local crisis line, or 1-800-273 TALK is a terrific resource if you are helping someone in crisis, or if you yourself need support.

 

8. Some of the resources offered were; American Association of Suicidology: Hispanic Suicide Fact Sheet. Washington D.C. www.suicidology.org, Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center: The History of Suicide.  http://crouchfoundation.org, 2010 Census Interactive  Population Search: https://www.census.gov/2010, Jack C. Smith, James A. Mercy, Mark L. Rosenberg: Suicide and Homicide among Hispanics in the Southwest. Public Health Reports 101: 265-270 (1986)., Lester, D. PhD. Suicide and Culture. Official Journal of World Association of Cultural Psychiatric, 2008: 51-68, 2008., Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2013). Suicide among racial/ethnic populations in the U.S.:  Hispanic. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

 

9. Join the continued effort!  Join the CSPN to receive regular updates about our ongoing activities and events.  Attend and provide input at our quarterly task force meetings, and invite others who should be involved.

 

10.Also, feel free to provide suggestions for future meeting topics and other agenda items.  These are YOUR task force meetings; we want this ongoing effort to represent what is most needed by the communities we serve.

 

All meeting materials from this and past meetings can be found here.

 

We would like to thank you for attending, participating and special thanks to all the presenters of the day. It’s because of all of you that we will be successful in preventing suicide across our Counties. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at ypalomino@sdchip.org, or 858-609-7969.  Thank you ALL for your dedication to suicide prevention!

 

Yeni and Dana

 

Yeni L. Palomino| Program Manager| Community Health Improvement Partners | 858.609.7969 | ypalomino@sdchip.org


Suicide Prevention Week

CSPN members– Thank You!! For your continued active participation in our network your continued support helps our meetings be that much more valuable and interesting. Whether you attend meetings, respond to emails, check the website for updates or participate in the Best Practices Workgroup your time is valuable and we appreciate your commitment! The California Suicide Prevention Network for Southern California and your respective counties are lucky to have you! We enjoyed sharing some great information and resources with the attendees that came from San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties to our last meeting in July 2013. We are excited to host our sixth meeting in Imperial County and we are currently planning for the first week of November in Imperial County, more information coming soon!

Suicide Prevention Week!

National Suicide Prevention Week for this year is this week September 8-14, 2013 and to help promote awareness on suicide prevention we hope you will join  your local efforts during this week. The National Council for Suicide Prevention launches Take5ToSaveLives website for World Suicide Prevention Day, for more information click here!

Living Works launches esuicideTALK during World Suicide Prevention Week and video testimonials go live this month during Suicide Prevention Week, for more information click here! Please share any activities your counties are doing so we can share them with the rest of the network.

Webinars!

There are some interesting webinars coming up and we wanted to make sure you knew about them. For more information click on the webinar of interest.

1.     SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention Branch to host a two-part webinar series, Intimate Partner Violence and Suicide September 11, 2013 from 10:30am-1:00pm ET and Friday September 27, 2013 from 2:00-3:45p ET, click here!

2.     Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention presents webinar on faith-based approaches to promoting mental health September 12, 2013 from 4:00-5:30pm ET, click here!

3.     Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships to co-host webinar—The Role of Faith Leaders in Suicide Prevention September 17, 2013 from 4:00-5:00pm ET, click here!

4.     SPRC and SAMHSA to host webinar A Strategic Approach to Suicide Prevention in High Schools on September 23, 2013 from 3:00-4:00pm ET, click here! 

5.      Defense Center of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCOE) is hosting a webinar series 2013. Click here!

DCoE cordially invites you to the September 2013 webinar scheduled for Wed., September 18, 2013 from 1-2:30 p.m. (EDT). Below are the event details and instructions for registering:

Event: Evidence-based Treatment and Prevention for Suicide and Related Outcomes

Presenter: Kerry L. Knox, M.S., Ph.D. University of Rochester Medical School, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY Founding Director, Center of  Excellence for   Suicide Prevention, Department   of Veterans Affairs, Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Canandaigua, NY Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Moderator: Col. Rick L. Campise, Ph.D. Deputy Director, National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Description: An abundance of research evidence exists to support early suicide prevention and treatment.  Existing studies identify the risk characteristics of the military population as a topic of considerable scientific and public interest. During this webinar, participants will gain knowledge about current research evidence related to early prevention and treatment, learn differences in treatment for high-risk populations, and recognize the challenges of evidence-based treatment and prevention strategies for suicide and related outcomes.

You are encouraged to join the webinar via Adobe Connect. Please register for the event at http://dcoe.adobeconnect.com/dcoewebinar9/event/registration.html .

Continuing education (CE) credit CE credit is available from Saint Louis University. You must register on or before September 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of CE credits.

This webinar is approved for the following CE credit:For complete accreditation statements, visit dcoe.health.mil/webinars.

  • 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.75 CE Contact Hours Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
  • 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 1.5 Social Work CE Hours
  • 1.5 APA Credits for Psychologists

 

 

 


Fifth Regional Task Force Meeting Follow-up

 

THANK YOU to all who attended the fifth regional task force meeting of the California Suicide Prevention Network for Southern California Counties!  We are pleased that we could share some great information and resources with the attendees that came from San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. For this fifth meeting, we focused on Older Adults/Seniors, and heard from a panel of Older Adults that have personal experiences with suicide and have experienced the great effects from the programs that Riverside has to offer first-hand. We also had a passionate keynote speaker in David Schoelen, Coordinator for MHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET) who shared the compelling story of his experience personal and professionally with older adults and suicide prevention from Riverside County. We also heard from each County on the programs they have dedicated specifically for Older Adults for the South Region. Lastly, we got some updates on the Best Practices Workgroup and the results from the Director Change Contest.

 

As follow up, I would like for you to consider the following take-a way’s from this meeting:

 

1.  Keep in mind that older adults were once young and vibrant and haven’t always been old and sick. Depression is higher for older adults yet it is dismissed simply because of age, as if that is something normal that doesn’t need treatment. We must address isolation and provide networks of support to create a senses of belonging which is important because that’s what will get someone through the tough spots. To access the presentations for the day then click on the county you want  Riverside 1 + 2, Orange, Imperial (no presentation), San Bernardino, San Diego.

 

2.  As stakeholders in suicide prevention, we can accomplish more through collaboration with other stakeholders, and coordination of our efforts.  Before our next meeting, think about what you, either as an individual and/or through your organization, can do to help leverage your efforts with those for older adults who are also working on suicide prevention efforts in your community. Connect with them and also with other counties that had models you would like to get more information on to help improve your reach. This will help in strengthen your local efforts.

 

3.  HAVE YOU DONE IT YET? We all have a voice!  Provide your input to statewide suicide prevention efforts by registering and participating in Your Voice Counts, at www.yourvoicecounts.org. This is updated with the latest regional efforts across the state. It’s easy and free to sign-up and you can get access to information and materials created by Your Voice Counts.

 

4.  The mental health stigma reduction campaign has launched Each Mind Matters for more information go to http://www.eachmindmatters.org/ and to read the key messages click here. To read the press release for Glenn Close Narrates A New State of Mind click here. Please watch and share the great documentary that was created by clicking watch movie and for the PSA you can find them at the Gallery http://www.eachmindmatters.org/great-minds-gallery/. Also if you want to use any of the materials created for this movement you can use this order form.

 

5. Our Best Practices Regional Planning Committee has completed their part and after much consideration and vetting it was concluded that the Best Practice that would be represented by the South Region for the Suicide Prevention Best Practices Registry would be the It’s Up 2 Us Media Campaign. Now that the best practice has been chosen the Best Practices Workgroup has been recruited to help with the development of the best practice. For more information or to be an alternate for the workgroup click here. Their first meeting is being scheduled for September 2012 it will be an in-person meeting.

 

6.  We also received a great overview of the winners, runner-ups and best videos from our regions from the Directors Change contest. To see the winning videos go to Directing Change or for more information contact Stan Collins at stanpcollins@yahoo.com

 

7. Ask the Question. We can save a life by asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?” and referring to an appropriate mental health professional.  Remember, your local crisis line, or 1-800-273 TALK is a terrific resource if you are helping someone in crisis, or if you yourself need support.

 

8. Some of the resources provided were A Guide to Managing Stress (Mitchell Berdie, PsyD), Geriatric Depression Scale (www.stanford.edu/yesavage) , Depression in Later Life (pamphlet produced by Channing Bete company Inc. 1999, 2002 edition) and Aging Today Newspaper (July-August 2013) (http://asaging.org/publications)

 

9. Join the continued effort!  Join the CSPN to receive regular updates about our ongoing activities and events.  Attend and provide input at our quarterly task force meetings, and invite others who should be involved.

 

10.  Also, feel free to provide suggestions for future meeting topics and other agenda items.  These are YOUR task force meetings; we want this ongoing effort to represent what is most needed by the communities we serve.

 

 

All meeting materials from this and past meetings can be found here.

 

We would like to thank you for attending, participating and special thanks to all the presenters of the day. It’s because of all of you that we will be successful in preventing suicide across our Counties. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at ypalomino@sdchip.org, or 858-609-7969.  Thank you ALL for your dedication to suicide prevention!

 

Yeni and Dana

 

Yeni L. Palomino| Program Manager| Community Health Improvement Partners | 858.609.7969 | ypalomino@sdchip.org


Registration Now Open – Fifth Southern California Regional Taskforce Meeting – July 31, 2013

Registration is now open!!  Please join us for the fifth Regional Task Force Meeting of the CSPN Southern California Region.  We are happy to announce David Schoelen, Coordinator for Workforce Education and Training (WET) from Riverside as our Keynote Speaker, to address Older Adults, Seniors and suicide prevention. 

The agenda is currently being finalized if you represent programs, services, efforts related to Suicide Prevention and Older Adults (OA)/Seniors for your region (especially Orange and San Bernardino) please contact ypalomino@sdchip.orgto assure good representation. If you have a need to call-in to the meeting because you cannot attend please let us know by emailing evaughan@sdchip.org no later than July 20th.

 

Our fifth CSPN Taskforce meeting is scheduled for July 31, 2013 from 10am-2pm in Riverside at the

The Grove Community Church

19900 Grove Community Drive

Riverside, CA 92508

Purpose: The California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN) brings together stakeholders throughout the state to identify needs and develop actionable steps to reduce suicide and its devastating consequences. We will host quarterly meetings throughout our region to provide you with the most current suicide prevention information, identify needs, develop best practices, network, and connect you with suicide prevention resources in your communities.

Who Should Attend: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino County stakeholders from schools, workplaces, faith-based organizations, ethnic and LGBTQ community groups, law enforcement and other first responders, medical professionals, older adult providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, social services organizations, military and VA, media, crisis lines, consumers, family members, and other mental health and suicide prevention advocates.

For flyer CLICK HERE

If you have any questions please contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org


Fourth Regional Task Force Meeting Follow-up

THANK YOU to all who attended the fourth regional task force meeting of the California Suicide Prevention Network for Southern California Counties!  We were glad we could share some great information and resources with the attendees that came from San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. For this fourth meeting, we focused on LGBTQ, and sustainability of the CSPN network with a great keynote Brock Dumville from The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth we were off to a great start! We also discussed by County the overall sustainability of the CSPN for the South Region. Finally, we got some updates on the Best Practices Regional Planning Committee and the three finalists for the South Region Best Practice.

 

As follow up, I would like for you to consider the following take-aways from this meeting:

 

1.  Two key suicide risk factors for LGBTQ people are individual-level factors such as depression and experiences of stigma and discrimination, including anti-LGBT hostility, harassment, bullying and family rejection. There is growing evidence that the two factors are linked. To get more information to help you talk about LGBTQ and suicide in your community start by clicking here.

 

2.  As stakeholders in suicide prevention, we can accomplish more through collaboration with other stakeholders, and coordination of our efforts.  Before our next meeting, think about what you, either as an individual and/or through your organization, find out who else is working on suicide prevention efforts in your community. This will help in strengthen your local efforts.

 

3.  We all have a voice!  Provide your input to statewide suicide prevention efforts by registering and participating in Your Voice Counts, at www.yourvoicecounts.org. This is updated with the latest regional efforts across the state.

 

4.  The mental health stigma reduction campaign has launched Each Mind Matters for more information go to http://www.eachmindmatters.org/ and to read the key messages click here. To read the press release for Glenn Close Narrates A New State of Mind click here

 

5. Our Best Practices Regional Planning Committee will reconvene once a final decision is made between the three finalist (Military Services and Family Support Project, “It’s Up to Us” Media Campaign, Survivors After Suicide Support Group for Best Practice to represent the South Region. For more information click here.

 

6. We also received a great presentation by Executive Director of Friends For Survival Marilyn Koenig were she shared Pathways to Purpose and Hope: A Guide for Creating a Sustainable Grief-Support Organization for Families & Friends After a Suicide Death–a model that she started herself for survivors of suicide loss support groups and how with great passion and small start any community can do the same. For more information contact Marilyn Koenig at (916) 392-0664                     email: ffs@truevine.com you can also visit the website http://www.friendsforsurvival.org/ and for a one page with more details click here.

 

7. Ask the Question. We can save a life by asking the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?” and referring to an appropriate mental health professional.  Remember, your local crisis line, or 1-800-273 TALK is a terrific resource if you are helping someone in crisis, or if you yourself need support.

 

8. Get trained!  Through CalMHSA, ASIST and safeTALK instructors are being trained around the state.  To apply to become an ASIST or safeTALK trainer, or to schedule a workshop in your community, contact Gina Found at gfound@didihirsch.org or 310-895-2329.

 

9. Join the continued effort!  Join the CSPN to receive regular updates about our ongoing activities and events.  Attend and provide input at our quarterly task force meetings, and invite others who should be involved.

 

10.  Also, feel free to provide suggestions for future meeting topics and other agenda items.  These are YOUR task force meetings; we want this ongoing effort to represent what is most needed by the communities we serve.

 

 

All meeting materials from this and past meetings can be found here.

 

We would like to thank you for attending, participating and special thanks to all the presenters of the day. It’s because of all of you that we will be successful in preventing suicide across our Counties. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at ypalomino@sdchip.org, or 858-609-7969.  Thank you ALL for your dedication to suicide prevention!

 

Yeni, Dana

 

Yeni L. Palomino| Program Manager| Community Health Improvement Partners | 858.609.7969 | ypalomino@sdchip.org


REMINDER REGIONAL TASK FORCE MEETING 4 ON THURSDAY APRIL 11 2013

REMINDER our fourth Southern California regional taskforce meeting is this week!  Thursday, April 11 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Orange County Department of Education (Building A, Boardroom)  Address: 200 Kalmus Drive – Costa Mesa CA 92626

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, we have reached our max capacity. If you like to be put on the waiting list please contact Elizabeth Vaughan at evaughan@sdchip.org. This is a FREE event! Our focus will be LGBTQ + Suicide Prevention and sustainability for our California Suicide Prevention Network.

 

Location Information:  Parking will be available no special permits or passes required (first come, first serve).  Lunch will be provided.  Thank you in advance for your support!

 

Agenda:  

1.  Keynote Speaker – Brock Dumville:  Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Community

Speaker Biography: Brock is a long-time advocate for LGBTQ youth. He joined the Trevor Project in 2011 as Crisis Services Manager, bringing with him years of experience in both academic and community settings. While in college in Montreal, Brock managed a local LGBTQ-focused crisis, support, and information hotline for three years—an experience that ignited a passion for working with LGBT youth in crisis and showed him first-hand the life-saving impact of a crisis line. This early experience guided his career and education ever since. In June 2011, Brock obtained a Master of Public Health degree, acquiring a valuable roster of program planning and evaluation skills to complement his practical experience working for the health and wellbeing of marginalized populations. These experiences have allowed Brock to become an expert in harm reduction and support skills.

2.  Programs and Resources for LGBTQ Communities in the Region– Orange County, Imperial County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Riverside County

3.  Lunch and Networking

4.  Best Practices Update and Next Steps

5. Pathways to Purpose and Hope: A Guide for Creating a Sustainable Grief Support Organization for Families & Friends After a Suicide Death– Friends For Survival best practice on creating support groups

6. Sustainability of California Suicide Prevention Network- Breakout Groups

Look forward to seeing you all there!  Thanks for your continued dedication and support to suicide prevention!

 


SAVE THE DATE 4th CSPN Taskforce Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Our fourth CSPN Taskforce meeting is scheduled for April 11, 2013 from 10am-2pm in Orange County at the

Orange County Dept. of Education

200 Kalmus Drive

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

NOTE:  Online Registration will open February 18, 2013.  

Focus: This fourth taskforce meeting will take a closer look at LGBT and Suicide Prevention efforts in the South Region. The agenda is currently being developed if you represent programs, services, efforts related to Suicide Prevention and LGBT for your region please contact ypalomino@sdchip.org to assure good representation.

Purpose: The California Suicide Prevention Network (CSPN) brings together stakeholders throughout the state to identify needs and develop actionable steps to reduce suicide and its devastating consequences. We will host quarterly meetings throughout our region to provide you with the most current suicide prevention information, identify needs, develop best practices, network, and connect you with suicide prevention resources in your communities.

Who Should Attend: San Diego, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino County stakeholders from schools, workplaces, faith-based organizations, ethnic and LGBT community groups, law enforcement and other first responders, medical professionals, older adult providers, mental health and substance abuse professionals, social services organizations, military and VA, media, crisis lines, consumers, family members, and other mental health and suicide prevention advocates.

Lunch will be served.

For flyer CLICK HERE

If you have any questions please contact Yeni L. Palomino at ypalomino@sdchip.org


Suicide Safety: Reducing a Suicidal Person’s Access to Firearms, Jan. 17th 3-3:30 EDT

This 30-minute online chat (Jan 17th, 3-3:30 EDT) will be hosted by Catherine Barber, MPA, one of the nation’s top experts in means restriction and suicide.  Join the conversation to discuss practical steps to save lives, and learn about innovative new approaches in firearm safety.  To learn more or to register, click on the link below:

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/599061/843f6094b6/287702039/a5f5ce8524/