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.
Bridging the Divide 2016
Please join us for the 2016 Bridging the Divide (BtD) Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit to be held on May 5-6, 2016 at the Regis University Lowell Campus in Denver. The theme this year is "Pathways to Resiliency, Strength and Recovery." Online registration is CLOSED, but you may register on site on Thursday, May 5 at the registration/check-in desk at Regis University (Claver Hall, Ticket Counter) starting at 12 noon.
This year the conference will examine promising evidence-based practices that decrease the likelihood that suicide will occur, assist those who struggle with suicidal thinking, and help survivors of suicide loss regain their equilibrium following a loved one’s suicide attempt or death.
Continuing Education Credits
In order to receive the CE credits, you must do the following:
Losing a Client to Suicide: A Therapist’s Perspective
Eagle, Colorado. April 13, 2016. Please join the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado and SpeakUp ReachOut, the suicide prevention coalition of Eagle County, as local clinical psychologist, Dr. Jill Squyres, shares her personal story as a psychotherapist who lost a client to suicide. Therapists’ feelings about clients who take their lives often include sorrow, anxiety, guilt, anger and shame. Because of confidentiality requirements and liability concerns, a mental health professional’s ability to talk about the loss and get emotional support may be limited. Coping with the suicide of a client is difficult both personally and professionally, however, like most life-changing events, it can teach valuable lessons we can all benefit from.
The presentation will be held April 13th at 9:30am-10:30am in the Garden Level Conference Room, Eagle County Building (500 Broadway), Eagle, Colorado 81361.
Call in information: 712-775-7031, meeting #335026.
Goals of the presentation include:
Educational sessions are free and open to the public. For more information go to www.suicidepreventioncolorado.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our February 22 event at Beau Jo's was a great success. 33 friends of SPCC (both new and old) attended, and we raised $2,022 net income to help in suicide prevention efforts across the state.
HUGE thank yous go out to:
This event was graciously sponsored by:
Julie Reichenberger, MA, LLC
Sheri Smith and the Indigo Project
Lindsay Gaskins and graduates of Brighton High School