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It's official. Today, December 23, 2020, the Curry County Board of Commissioners filled the three open positions on the 9 member Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council. Here are the COuncil members for 2021::
Public Safety - Jordan
If you know any of these people, thank them for volunteering to take point on one of the stakeholder task groups. Offer your emotional support, and if appropriate, offer to assistant them in gathering information, brain storming, project development, and implementation. After all, it takes a village to reverse suicidal ideation, so become part of the solution. See Letter to Council Applicants and Application Form
All of our meetings are public meetings where all citizens are welcome. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 5:30-7:30 pm. Video recordings of most mneeting appear on our Home Page at https://bit.ly/33AnGBw
Future meetings: (Notice: Until further notice, all meetings will be held through Video Conferencing. Click here for directions.)
Odd months: Curry Public Library,
94341 3rd St, Gold Beach
Even Months: Chetco Community
Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings
Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council Positions
We current have a full nine-peerson Council.This was a request asking qualified applicants to apply for a position on the new Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council
We originally were looking for 17 people who are currently involved with one of the 14 categories of Curry County stakeholder groups, to apply for a position on the Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council to share their intimate knowledge of how that group is impacted by suicide. Joining the others to determine what works, what can be done better and what areas still are problematic in preventing suicidal behaviors.
During September 2019's Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, eight newspapers in Del Norte County, California and Coos Bay and Curry Counties in Oregon, ran a 16-page, four color magazine called Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Finding Hope.(see at https://bit.ly/2koUGdQ) This campaign inspired the Curry County Board of Commissioners to establish a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council.
The Curry County Board of Commissioners passed Ordinance 19-12 which amends the Curry County Code to create a Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council. It was revised on December 16, 2020 to reduce the number of Council members from 17 to 9.members of agencies and societal segments that are impacted by, provide for and influence awareness, prevention and suicidal attempts.
The Council will be made up of one member from each of these groups: Public Safety (Law enforcement; First responder (EMT or fire), Juvenile Programming); Mental (social worker, therapist, counselor or peer support specialist trained in suicidality) and Medical Health (doctor, nurse, hospital board member, or community care organization member): Youth educator; Substance abuse/recovery person; Veterans programming or service; Tribal community member; Youth ambassador; someone from Media plus one lay person who is not actively involved in any of the above groups.
How to apply
The application form can be found at https://bit.ly/2Qaub7Y
1. Put an X in the "Other" box and write "Suicide Council" and note which position you are applying for.
2. Fill out the application. In providing information regarding your qualifications, it would be valuable to include your lived experience with suicide or the impact of someone's suicide or attempt.
4. If you know someone who would be ideal for one of those positions, please pass this information on to them.