Youth Suicide Prevention Conference

Posted by MVSPC on August 30 2016

The Shouldn’t we all, ASK the Question: Youth Suicide Prevention Event serves as a “best practice” conference and training offering participants in-depth information and the latest research in the field of suicide and suicide prevention. The event is hosted by Lines for Life and funded through Oregon Public Health Division’s Youth Suicide Prevention Program’s Garret Lee Smith Act grant from SAMHSA.

The conference is designed for an adult audience with basic knowledge about suicide and suicide prevention, and wishes to increase knowledge and build competency. The two-day event (pre-conference certified training option and full day conference) will increase knowledge, practice, and access to best practices in youth suicide prevention across sectors and bring stakeholders together.

The theme, “Shouldn’t we all, ASK the Question”, guides a program of evidenced-based tools affecting various populations across generations, with an intentional focus on youth, and provides participants with information to use in everyday practical applications. The conference features national expert, David Covington on Zero Suicide; Elaine De Mello with NAMI Connect; as well as local professionals to address suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention issues.

Registration is now open. Space is limited, so register to reserve your spot today! 

The conference will take place on September 22 + 23, 2016 at Embassy Suites by Hilton – Portland Downtown.

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Important Hotline Numbers

Polk County Crisis Line


Northwest Human Services

(503) 581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535

National Suicide Prevention Hotline


National Veteran Crisis Hotline

1-800-273-8255 Press 1

Veterans text


Oregon Youthline


Teens Text

TEEN2TEEN to 839-863

What Others are Saying

Modeling this after CPR is a good idea and easy to remember

This class has good valuable education to what I already know. Thank you.

Well informed and detailed answers with our questions. Also roleplay was a good way to feel reactions.

Doug and Stephanie did a great job of presenting QPR program to us. I feel more confident in helping someone.

This will help so much in what I do for a living. Thank you so much.

I really liked this program it was very knowledgable

I feel better equiped to handle future intervention.

This workshop is very practical and usable. I now have good tools to know what to do when I am concerned.

I felt like the training was useful for the professional and closer to home

I attended the ASIST workshop held at the Kroc Center in Salem on 01/26/17 - 01/27/17. The workshop was excellent. The workbook and tools were so helpful. Suicide is a difficult subject to talk about so I really appreciated the discussions and activities that provided participants an opportunity to practice having an open dialog about suicide, as well as learning how to put into practice the skills outlined in the PAL model. The trainers (Mark, Loren, and Doug) were very encouraging and supportive to participants throughout the learning process. I am sending a BIG thanks to them all. I have encouraged staff to attend.

Makes you realize how simple it is to make a great impact on someone.