WHAT IS SPCC?
The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was
formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide
agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource
network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.
Lethal Means and Suicide among Veterans: Intervening by Safety Planning and Focusing on Firearm Safety
SPCC Education Session, Wednesday July 13, 2016
The Presentation is free and open to the public
PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE A NEW LOCATION FOR THIS MONTH'S MEETING.
Location: Carson J Spencer Foundation – Empire Park Building, 6th Floor, 1385 South, Denver, Colorado
Time: 9:30 -10:30 am (followed by regularly scheduled SPCC Member Meeting 10:30-11:30, also open to all interested in SPCC)
Contact: SPCC Education Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call in information: 712-775-7031, meeting # 335026
Additional information: Click here to download additional information about the meeting.
Evidence shows an increased risk for suicide among those with access to and familiarity with lethal means like firearms. This presentation will review the reasons for this relationship while focusing on Veterans and those living in rural communities. Intervening with this risk by using the Veterans Affairs’ (VA) safety planning process with an emphasis on firearm safety will be introduced and discussed. Specifically, this educational session will help answer these questions:
About the Presenter:
Melodi Billera, LCSW: Clinical/Research Social Worker at the Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Suicide Prevention in the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has been with the VA since 2010 and has worked as a clinician, researcher, and educator in suicide prevention since 2012. She also teaches courses on research and interventions for trauma at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work.
Educational sessions are free and open to the public. For more information email email@example.com.
Business Meeting Agenda: (10:30-11:30)
· Honoring Sue Klebold
· National Suicide Prevention Week/World Suicide Prevention Day – state calendar and communication plan (theme – Connect, Communicate, Care)
· Committee reports
§ Outcome of Mental Health Providers’ Survey
§ Bridging the Divide – when? Where?
§ Monthly speaking topics/places – put together calendar
o Elevating the Conversation
· Communication Task Force
o Technology update
o Social media plan
· August Educational Session announcement
· Member announcements (events, fund-raisers, trainings, milestones)