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Real Time U.S. Death Toll
Year-to-date Suicide Report by Oregon County
Curry County Suicidal Subjects for 2018

Suicide Resource Guide
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Upcoming Trainings, Symposiums, Events, Webnars
Historic Reference - Information - 2018
Historic Reference - VIdeo - 2018
Trailer of Netflix Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. 2:18
safer internet day 2018 - 11 to 14 year olds - 8:07
America's mass shooting problem goes much deeper than guns, says Warren Farrell, Ph.D. 7:18
Awkward Silence Presents: Seize the Awkward 1:19
13 Reasons Why Season 2 (2018) | Full Trailer [HD] Netflix Thirteen Reasons Why | Series Concept - 5/18/18

Suicide Prevention Movement Video 3:27
Oblivious: An online predator PSA - 8:27

Historic Reference - Information - 2017
Historic Reference - VIdeo - 2017
NAMI Ending the Silence - A mental health awareness program for teens 2:50
Ending The Silence Model Presentation Video - 38:15
Mental Illness: What You See / What You Don't - 2:17
Suicidal thoughts, meet mindfulness - your worst enemy. - Various
Can texting save lives? - Must see video! - 8:32
Logic - 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid - 8:59

Note: NEW items may be added in this section when appropriate


NEW 6/12 - Mayim Bialik Talks to Kids With Depression video
What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide: A parents guide to helping children in distress
2017 Children’s Mental Health Report

NEW 6/11 - Webnar The Importance of Suicide Prevention Research 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET
NEW 6/8 - 'We're so extremely busy:' More calling suicide prevention hotlines since celebrity deaths
NEW 6/1 - Suicide Prevention Training: Policies for Health Care Professionals Across the United States as of October 2017


5/31 - Kids' Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Rise Sharply
Hospitalization for Suicide Ideation or Attempt: 2008–2015 - Abstract
Increase in Suicide in the United States, 1999-2014
Helping Kids in Crisis: Managing Psychiatric Emergencies in Children and Adolescents $60.00

5/31 - The Role of Firearms in Rural-Urban Differences in Suicide in Maryland
NEW 5/25 - Frequency of Prescription Opioid Abuse and Suicide Risk
5/24 -
Suicide prevention: Research network finds new way to predict risk (Kaiser Permanente)
5/20 -
8 Things to Remember if You Just Watched '13 Reasons Why' Season 2
NEW  5/18 - Estimates of Funding for Various Research, Condition, and Disease Categories (RCDC)
5/18 - SPRC -
Commonly asked questions about 13 Reasons Why. Read More
5/18 -
Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk: A Critical Step Forward (23 page PDF)
5/16 -
Inside West Bloomfield school's attempt to combat suicide, help students cope

Resources and Programs for High Schools
Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention: ACT on FACTS

NEW 5/13 - UNITED KINGDOM: More Workers Ask for Mental Health Help

New survey shows rise in reports of mental health issues in the workplace

NEW 5/9 - Gaps remain in U.S. state policies on suicide prevention training
5/7 -
SAMHSA Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program
5/7 -
MASSACHUSETTS: Court Says Schools Can Be Liable for Suicides but Clears MIT
5/4 - Suicide among Mothers of Children Taken into Care by Child Protection Services
5/4 -
Predictive Analytics Pointing VA to Veterans at Risk of Suicide

Military Service Members and Veterans

5/4 - ALASKA: Alaska Native Youth Find Strength, Resilience in Ancient Traditions
5/4 -
INTERNATIONAL: Young Victims of Cyberbullying Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide and
5/3 -
Governor Bullock announces new statewide suicide prevention tool

Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention

5/2 - SAMHSA Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program
5/1 -
Five Ways You're Shaming Mental Illness and May Not Know It

Safe and Effective Messaging and Reporting

OBLIVIOUS: An Online Predator PSA
Gaming technology used for suicide prevention
Student suicide prevention plan in the works for Newport-Mesa schools
VR gaming helps California educators
This Video Game Combats Anti-LGBTQ+ Bullying In Schools
Can Computer Simulations Help Teachers Intervene With Suicidal Students?
How Do Emotions and Experiences Combine to Provoke Suicidal Ideation and Behavior?
K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion & Suicide Prevention
Treatment Works for Vets
Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Treatment Works for Vets podcast interview
County-Level Trends in Suicide Rates
All of Us Research Program National Launch

Self-Harm, Suicidal Behaviours, and Cyberbullying in Children and Young People: Systematic Review

A Parent’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellness for College Students - book
Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides
At-Risk for PK-12 Educators video: Kognito Youth Suicide Prevention Program - 1:53
Kognito Webnar Power Point Slides on:

Threat Assessment in Virginia Public Schools: Model Policies, Procedue and guidelines 2nd Edition, 2016 (59 page PDF)
Mental Health as Part of a Comprehensive School Safety Framework - A Q&A Discussion (9 page PDF)
Responding to Trauma: The Role of K-12 Schools (44 page PDF)
Innovative Approaches to School-Based Suicide Prevention (16 page PDF)
Suicide Postvention: The Role of the School Community After a Suicide (35 page PDF)
AB2246 & Developing Your Suicide Prevention Policy: What School Leaders Should Know webnar (37 page PDF broken)
CA Model Youth Suicide Prevention Policy

Responding to 13 Reasons Why: An Interactive Q&A Discussion (8 page PDF)

13 Reasons Why Talking Points (1 page PDF)

Bullying in our Schools – What Adults Can Do to Make a Difference (Webnar only)
Introducing Simulations for PK-12 Educators and Peer Support (Video only)

At-Risk for Elementary School Educators (Video only)
Friend2Friend (Video only)

A Real Life Tale of Two Districts: Harnessing the Power of Kognito Conversations to Improve Mental Wellness for Students (28 page PDF)
New technology to improve wellness in Indian Country (20 page PDF)
Title IX and Trans Students’ Rights (48 page PDF)
Suicide Prevention Legislation and Our Schools (34 page PDF) )
Suicide Postvention in Schools: Responding Effectively! Preventing Contagion (36 page PDF)
Innovations in K-12 School Mental Health (6 page PDF)
Bullying and Schools: Keys for Prevention and Intervention (27 page PDF)
Satisfying AB2246 Suicide Prevention Mandate with Turnkey PD Solution (56:42 YouTube)

Blog Post: Responding to Trauma: The Role of K-12 Schools Webinar Recap
Blog Post: Does Your State Recommend Kognito as a Youth Suicide Prevention Program?

Oregon: Yes

Librarians emerge as unlikely players in battle against opioid epidemic (Oregonian)
Youth help line recruiting teen volunteers: Portland nonprofit opening satellite office in Central Oregon (Bend Bulletin)
Battling Depression and Suicide Among Female Veterans (NPR)
Mapping the rising tide of suicide deaths across the United States (Washington Post)
The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations (City Lab)
Red Flag Laws Are Linked to Declines in Gun Suicides, New Study Finds (Huffington Post)
Saving Lives, Losing Themselves (paramedics and mental health care) (US News)
It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health? (NYT)
What you need to know about the doctor suicide epidemic – and how you can help
Children’s Safety Network Infographic on injury disparities including suicide
Isolating the association of sleep, depressive state, and other independent indicators for suicide ideation in United States teenagers.
Center for Health Care Strategies:
Trauma-Informed Care in Action Profiles
Guiding their way back: A resource for people who are supporting someone after a suicide attempt (beyond blue out of Australia) (40 page PDF)
Results from the 2016 Natinoal Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables (2,889 page PDF)

Happened in May

NEW 5/30 - Webinar: SPRC's Effective Suicide Prevention Model, 2-3p ET
5/29-30 -
ASIST, 10a-6p, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Curry Campus,Brookings
5/25 - Mental Health First Aid Class, Southwestern Oregon Community College, Curry Campus,Brookings, Free
Register by Email or call 541-813-2535 (Training is full. Next one will be in July Date to be announced soon.)
5/22 - ACEs Training, 1-3 pm, Human Services Building, Medfordplease contact to sign up. For Professional Development credits for this training, please register at PD Networks.
5/18 - WarningSeason 2 of 13 Reasons Why breaks May 18 on Netfliex..Watch it with your kids for their safety. Know the facts. Have these supportive resources available for parents, students and stakeholders
5/14 -
Promoting Firearms Safety among Veterans at Risk of Suicide 12-1P PDT
5/13-19 - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Prevention Week
5/10 -
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day
5/9 - Webinar: Suicide Risk Assessment and Management for LGBT People 9a PT
5/1 - Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope, 6 p.m. Northern Lights Theatre Pub, Salem FREE. More info: contact Michael Polacek at
5/1 - Drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths in the U.S. and the need for a national resilience strategy web forum 1-2:30p ET


Timeliness of Death Certificate Data for Suicides - 6 page PDF
Navigating the Addiction Treatment System: Your Child’s Treatment & Recovery Roadmap - 7 page PDF
Few Sex Differences in Hospitalized Suicide Attempters Aged 70 and Above
Material Hardship and Mental Health Symptoms Among a Predominantly Low Income Sample of Pregnant Women Seeking Prenatal Care
Case study of an adaptation and implementation of a Diabetes Prevention Program for individuals with serious mental illness
Association Among Television and Computer/Video Game Use, Victimization, and Suicide Risk Among U.S. High School Students
Determining Suicide Risk in Trauma Patients Using a Universal Screening Program
Poor family functioning mediates the link between childhood adversity and adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury
Suicides Among American Indian/Alaska Natives — National Violent Death Reporting System, 18 States, 2003–2014
Suicide screening scales may not adequately predict disposition of suicidal patients from the emergency department
NVDRS Special Report - Deaths from Suicide among U.S. Veterans and Armed Forces in 16 States | Safe States Alliance
Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices | SPRC
Suicide Clusters within American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations | SAMHSA Plus 56 page PDF
Teen Sexual Identity, Childhood Trauma Linked to Suicidal Behaviors - Abstract
Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention
Executive Order to Improve Mental Health Resources for Veterans
WISQARS 2016 Fatal Injury Data Now Available
Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Suicide Prevention Master Series with Dr. Jerry Reed 50:11 Podcast
Deaths from Suicide among U.S. Veterans & Armed Forces in 16 States - 58 page PDF
Herion,Fentanyl and other Opioids::A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use - 52 page PDF
After a Suicide: A toolkit for schools, Second Edition - 62 page PDF
Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk: Making health care suicide safe - 22 page PDF
Crisis Now Website Launch
Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts among Utah Students 4 page PDF
HHS Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Action Plan 9 page PDF
Achieving Parity in Health Insurance Coverage: 21st Century Cures Act Parity Listening Session

Happened in April

4/27 - School Connectedness and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
4/27 -
More Officers and Firefighters Died of Suicide than Line-of-Duty Deaths in 2017
Study: Police Officers and Firefighters Are More Likely to Die by Suicide than in Line of Duty

4/27 - IOWA: Governor Signs Mental Health, Suicide Prevention Bills and more



4/27 - MONTANA: Arlee’s “Warrior Movement” Brings Suicide Prevention to Great Falls
4/26 - New Research Findings on Collaborative Care - blog post
4/25 -
Many Opioid Overdoses May Be Suicides

Suicide: A Silent Contributor to Opioid-Overdose Deaths

4/24 - UTAH: Utah Lt. Gov. Hopes Ceremonial Signing of Eight Mental Health-Related Bills Spurs Conversations in Families
4/24 -
MICHIGAN: Below A Michigan Overpass, Truckers Make A Safety Net and Video
NEW 4/23 - These teens saw how poor mental health hurt their peers. So they got a law passed.
4/21 -
Rally to Prevent Suicide - West Front Steps, U.S. Capital, 5:00-6:30pm Register
4/20 -
Classifying Drug Intoxication Deaths as Suicides
4/19 -
Bozeman Pediatrics offering trigger locks for youth suicide prevention initiative

Reduce Access to Means of Suicide

4/19 - Functional Impairment among Telephone Crisis Support Workers: Impact on Callers
4/18-21 -
American Association of Suicidology Annual Conference Press Kit
4/17 -
Mental Health as Part of a Comprehensive School Safety Framework - A Q&A Discussion
4/14 -
NACRHHS Policy Brief on Understanding the Impact of Suicide in Rural America - webnar, 11a Pacific
4/13 -
Suicide Risk after Intentional Self-Harm in Adolescents and Young Adults
‘I Sit and Cry All Day’: Suicide Hotline Calls Double in Puerto Rico Six Months after Hurricane Maria
Stopping School Shootings Before They Start: Mental Health Experts Push for Preventive Measures
4/13 -
Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates,*,† by Race/Ethnicity — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2015–2016
4/9 -
Depression & Suicide Prevention for Older Adults training, Dt. Patrick Arbore, Meadow Lakes Restaurant, 300 SW Meadow Lakes Dr. Prineville, OR 97754 7:30a check-in, Training 8am-12mm Free
NEW 4/6 - After spike in kid suicides, new Virginia law puts focus on prevention
4/6 -
Getting Comprehensive in Our Suicide Prevention Efforts
City of Palo Alto to Install Suicide Prevention Cameras
4/6 - WASHINGTON: “Hope” Springs Eternal in Hoquiam School District
4/6 -
Getting Comprehensive in Our Suicide Prevention Efforts

TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES Key Elements for the Implementation of Comprehensive Community-Based Suicide Prevention - 68 page PDF

4/6 - INTERNATIONAL: Sexual Orientation Top Risk for Suicidal Thoughts in College Freshmen

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among First-Year College Students: Results From the WMH-ICS Project

4/4 - Suicide & Maternal Depression: Uncovering the prevalence of maternal depression resulting in self-harm, 12mm-1p
Police calls involving mental health have doubled. St. Paul now devotes a unit to them

Mental Health Unit

4/2 - Screening for Safety: Evidence-Based Tools to Prevent Suicide in Primary Care
4/1-31 -
National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Upcoming Trainings, Symposiums, Events, Webnars

Happening in June

6/28 - The second webinar will explore the relationship of chronic pain to opioid abuse, overdose, and suicide. More details to come!
6/26 - 1-2p CDT - Webnar
Impact of Bullying on Mental Health: Prevention Strategies for Student Well-being
6/24-7/7 Rouge Youth Transitions early intervention three-week outdoor youth program for middle school students. For more information:
NEW 6/19 - 3-6p ET Webnar Understanding the Relationship between Traumatic Brain Injury and Suicide To Register
6/13 - 11-12pm PT: Webinar:
Engage Law Enforcement With Your Treatment Court
6/11, 8a-5p EDT, 2018 Virtual Advocacy Forum from AFSP
live on Facebook. Register here through June 9.
6/8 - 2:30-4:30p Listening Session: OHA behavioral health leaders are holding an advocate listening session in Salem at the Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, Room 137 A-D, 500 Summer St., NE Salem or by
Webnar or by phone at 877-402-9753 access code 7902317.
6/8 - 6am-2pm: Webcast: Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) meeting being made public (Access the Webcast: or by phone: 888–928–9713, passcode 7160920)
6/7 - 3-3:30P EDT, Webnar SAMHSA’s Zero Suicide Grant Applicants
6/7 - 11a-12mm PDT - Webinar:
Enhancing Recovery through Lived Experience
6/6 - 9-10am PT: Webinar
Specialized Health Care Homes for Youth and Young Adults With Complex Behavioral Health Needs: Innovations and Directions
6/5 - 7-8:30am PT:
The Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Pain Management and Pharmacology, Social Impact and Best Practices for Program Development and Effectiveness
6/5 - 8:30a-10a - PDT Webnar - P
eer Specialists and Police as Partners Preventing Behavioral Health Crises
6/5 - 11-12pm PT:
The Psychology of a Crisis CDC webinar
6/5 - 12m-1:30p PDT - Webnar: The Intercention of Opioid Abuse, Overdose and Suicide Webnar Register (See June 28)
Ongoing through June 2018:
The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing how we deliver treatment and recovery services
Webinar Series (April through Sept.):
Increasing Social Engagement for Older Adults


Regional YouthLine Coordinator, Central Oregon- Lines for Life
Behavioral Health/Suicide Prevention Specialist- Washington Dept. of Health (closes 6/13/18)

Grants due

6/29 - SAMHSA Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant
6/12 - Communities Thrive Challenge (register by June 12; due June 19)
6/8 - Mental Health Awareness Training Grants
6/7 -
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health
6/4 -
Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education) State Education Agency Grants

Grants (Open)

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health (Open)
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Pioneering Ideas Brief Proposals (Open)
SAMHSA Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants


Happening in July

7/2 - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award 2018
TBD - Mental Health First Aid Class Register by Email or call 541-813-2535 (July Date to be announced soon.)

Grants due:

7/16 - NIH Funding Opportunity: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Pilot and Feasibility Studies Applications are due July 16
7/6 -
CDC Funding Opportunity: Occupational Safety and Health Research Grants

Happening in August

8/5-25 - Three week Rouge Youth Transitions early intervention outdoor youth program for middle school students. For more information:

Happening in September

9/28 - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CLAS Training, 8-9:30a FREE The Mill Casino, Coos Bay, Contact Laura at 541-269-4550 or Register Here
9/28 - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CLAS Workshop - 10:30a-12:30p FREE The Mill Casino, Salmon Room East, Coos Bay Contact Laura at 541-269-4550 or Register Here.
9/27 - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CLAS Training, 7-8a, FREE Curry General Hospital, Gold Beach. Contact Laura at 541-269-4550 or Register Here
9/18-19 - Portland, Oregon Zero Suicide Academy and Oregon Community of Practice for Better Suicide Care Application due June 15, 2018:
What is Zero Suicide?
Zero Suicide Toolkit
For Champions
Making Health Care Suicide Safe 4:20 video
How do I get started?

Happening in October

Happening in November

11/19 - 11/20 - A Symposium on Academic Resilience in Higher Education (Registration opens in July.)

11/17 - 11/18 - International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Happening in December

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