Suicide Awareness & Prevention Council

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Important Data

Mental Health in America - Youth Ranking 2020 | Oregon Ranking
The State of Mental Health in America 2020 - MHA (56 page PDF)
50 Leading Causes of Death
Leading cause of death for 15-54 year-old Oregonians - Oregon leads all states
Oregon deaths by manner of death and county of residence: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 as of 020320 - not final | 2020 year to date (first posting due from OHA May 1, 2020)
Suicide 1990-2020 https://bit.ly/2EFY5eA
Oregon 50 Leading Causes of Death by Age & Gender https://bit.ly/2NZ9nA1
Suicide is the leading cause of death for 15-54 year old Oregonians - more age categories that any other state. https://bit.ly/384ZcRT
Curry County leads all 36 counties in Oregon in suicides per capita. https://bit.ly/2tuE7RM
Oregon leads the country in seniors who are hospitalized for opioned abuse 2015, dependence, overdose and adverse effects.
Oregon Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan Annual Report - 2019 (45 page PDF)
Reporting on Suicide

Facts
Breaking the Silence
Warning SIgns
How to help someone in crisis
Lethal Means Restriction

86% of suicides by fire arm are men.
Over 80% of child firearm suicides involved a gun belonging to a family member
Postvention - After a Suicide
Trainings & Events
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Related Events
May -
Mental Health
5/6
- SAP,
Virtual 5:30

Jun - PTSD
6/3
- SAP, Chetco Public Library, Brookings, OR 5:30
6/19 -
Veterans Stand Down

Jul - Bereaved Parents
7/1
- SAP, Curry Library, Gold Beach, OR 5:30

Aug - Overdose
8/5
- SAP, Chetco Public Library, Brookings, OR 5:30

Sep - Suicide
9/2
- SAP, Curry Library, Gold Beach, OR 5:30

Oct - Bullying
10/7
- SAP, Chetco Public Library, Brookings, OR 5:30

Nov - Tolerance
11/4
- SAP, Curry Library, Gold Beach, OR 5:30

Dec - Reflection
12/2
- SAP, Chetco Public Library, Brookings, OR 5:30

Jan, 2021 - Poverty
1/6
- SAP, Curry Library, Gold Beach, OR 5:30

Feb - Youth Leadership
2/3
- SAP, Chetco Public Library, Brookings, OR 5:30

Mar - Self-Injury
3/3
- SAP, Curry Library, Gold Beach, OR 5:30

Apr - Alcohol
4/7
- SAP,
Virtual Access 5:30

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2020 Team Starters

It's official. Twenty-one people applied for one of 14 stakeholder and 3 Lay positions on the First Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council. Today (012720), the Curry County Board of Commissioners filled all but 2 of those positions. Here are the winners:

Law Enforcement - Maia Mello
First Responder - Nancy Torney
Medical Health - Michelle Hanna
Mental Health - Teresa Costa
Substance Abuse/Recovery - Beth Barker-Hidalgo
Youth Educator - Tim Wilson
Elder Services - Glenda Groff
Juvenile Programming - Alisha Wibking-Krohn
Veteran Services - Connie Hunter
Tribal Community - Katrina Upton
Youth Ambassador - Issabella H. Yermaak
Media - Kelly Schellong
Lay Person # 1 - Pat Piper
Lay Person # 2 - Katlyn Temple
Lay Person # 3 - Gordon Clay
Faith Based Official - Open
Local Mayor, city council member or city administrator
- Open

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

Meetings

First meeting

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.

The inagural meeting was held on February 5th in the Blue Room in the Curry County offices at 94235 Moore Street in Gold Beach. All 15 initial members of the Council and the Board of Commisioner's Liason were in attendance. A video of the first 20 minutes is available at: Curry County Voices

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
2/5, 3/4, 5/6, 7/1, 9/2, 11/4, 1/6/21

Even Months: Chetco Community Public Library, 405 Alder St, Brookings
4/1,6/3, 8/5, 10/7, 12/2

Application Letter

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council Positions - Original deadline was January 16, 2020 - Still looking to fill two positions

This was a request asking qualified applicants to apply for a position on the new Curry County Suicide Awareness and Prevention Council

We were looking for 17 people who are currently involved with one of the 14 categories of Curry County stakeholders listed below, 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. We have currently filled 15 of those positions. We have an opening for a "City Mayor, Council member or City Administrator" and a "Faith Based leader", currently working in such organization located in Curry County, Oregon.

Background

During this last September'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 will consist of 17 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: Law enforcement; First responder (EMT or fire); Medical Health (doctor, nurse, hospital board member, or community care organization member): Youth educator; Behaviorial Health (social worker, therapist, counselor or peer support specialist trained in suicidality); Substance abuse/recovery person; Elder services; Juvenile programming; Veterans programming or service; City mayor or administrator; Tribal community member; Faith based leader; Youth ambassador; someone from Media plus three lay people who are 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.

3. ASAP: Fax the signed application to 541-247-2718 or email to BOC_Office@co.curry.or.us and copy to me at gordonclay@aol.com for back up. I'll hand carry it up to make sure it gets there.

4. If you know someone who would be ideal for one of those positions, please pass this information on to them.

Key Facts


KEY FACTS:

1. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

2. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died by suicide. In addition:

3. 1.4 million Americans attempted suicide, and

4. 10.6 million Americans thought seriously about ending their lives.

5. Lifetime medical and work-loss costs due to suicides and suicide attempts are estimated at almost $70 billion per year.

6. The rate of suicide in the United States rose by about 30 percent in the last two decades.

7. There are 1.5 times more gun suicides each year than gun homicides.

8. Having access to a firearm triples the risk of death by suicide.

9. Firearms were used in more than half of suicides in 2017.

10. For each 10 percentage-point increase in household gun ownership, the youth suicide rate increases by more than 25 percent.

11. About 85 percent of those who attempt suicide with a gun die compared to only about five percent without a gun.

12. The firearm suicide rate is almost 10 times higher in the United States than in other highincome countries.

13. Americans living in rural areas are almost 75 percent more likely to die by gun suicide than those in urban areas.

14. Men are 6.5 times more likely to die by gun suicide than women.

15. White men are more than seven times as likely to die by gun suicide as gun homicide.

16. The firearm suicide death rate for older men in rural areas is more than 20 times the rate for older women in metropolitan areas
Source: https://www.jec.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/e4c6a3e3-a170-4cee-8218-0167fe4311e9/jec2019-gunsandsuicide-final.pdf

Breaking the Silence
Warning SIgns
How to help someone in crisis
Lethal Means Restriction

86% of suicides by fire arm are men.
Over 80% of child firearm suicides involved a gun belonging to a family member
Postvention - After a Suicide
Trainings & Events
Resources and Links

 

Gordon Clay | PO Box 12, Brookings, OR 97415 | gordonclay@aol.com | ZeroAttempts.org 

 
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