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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
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How Events are Sorted:

First, at the top of the list: Disaster Hotline & Oregon Safe + Strong Helpline.

Next in the list: Bundled “All Day” Events for organizations with events happening at multiple times throughout the day and/or in many formats or locations; these are bundled into a single listing to prevent endless scrolling.  Usually these offer a lookup by zip code or other criteria. 

Lastly, Time-Specific Events listed by start time from 12:01am early morning to 11:59pm late night.  Warmlines and places east of Oregon’s time zone tend to start earlier (e.g. 4am in Oregon is 7am in New York).

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AM – All Month – NRM – National Recovery Month – Events, Resources & Celebration – Recovery is For Everyone
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the millions of Americans in recovery by expanding and enhancing the nation’s recovery support services infrastructure. This Recovery Month, we can all recommit to supporting family members, friends, and neighbors in recovery.” 

Regina LeBelle  Office of Drug Control Policy

 

National Recovery Month Selected Online Events

I Love Someone in Recovery Campaign
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When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people in recovery and those who love them, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity. This #RecoveryMonth we invite you to use the “I Love Someone in Recovery” graphic and share an empowering story as a person passionate for mental health and substance use disorder recovery. By lending your face and your voice, you create space for a nurturing recovery community that is open and inclusive to all. Follow the journey.  #ILoveSomeoneInRecovery.

National Big Texas Rally For Recovery

This year’s National Rally for Recovery will be hosted in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021.

A centerpiece of Recovery Month – the National Rally for Recovery, hosted this year in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

We are planning great music, comedy, storytelling, dance, food—all with Houston’s famous hospitality. Dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, and persons in recovery, families, community supporters, speakers, and friends of recovery will all join the celebration to inspire and replenish our passion for recovery. We will have a large youth area with plenty of positive fun, family-friendly activities, and food. More details still to come!

REGISTER FOR THE RALLY

 

International Recovery Day

 

September 30th, 2021

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – all on the same day. We invite you to join our International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on this site today. We will then send you a token by email that will allow you to launch your own virtual firework on . Later on, we will send you a reminder to go online September 30th and watch for yourself as you launch your firework into the sky – to be joined by countless others in recovery launching their own fireworks from all around the globe.

 

 

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Join International Recovery Day community by filling out an online form here. Your privacy is always respected.

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Prior to International Recovery Day, observed annually on September 30th, we will send you an email reminder

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3. CELEBRATE WITH US

Commend your own recovery by launching a virtual, celebratory firework on September 30th.

 

 

Recovery Happens 2021 Art Show

 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

The 2021 Recovery happens Resource Fair will be hosted virtually throughout the month of September on our website: https://www.vorsmc.org/recoveryhappens2021

If you would like to have your organization’s information added to the resource page please contact info@vorsmc.org

Confidant Health

Celebrate Recovery!  Recovery Month Pop Up Group.

( All-Month Pop Up Group)

September is National Recovery Month, to celebrate, we’ve set up this pop-up group to share information, start discussion, raise awareness, and CELEBRATE RECOVERY! The group is for anyone who has been touched by substance use, addiction, or overdose. Whether you are in recovery or actively using substances, or are the extended family, parents, children, or friend of someone dealing with addiction or in recovery, this group is for you. Addiction is a tough and highly stigmatized disease, but recovery is possible. At Confidant, our aim is to create an informative, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for everyone to share their experiences for the greater good of all.
Join us for various activities and challenges to celebrate Recovery Month throughout the month of September. The most active group members will receive a prize at the end of the pop-up. Cheers!

To Attend, Join the Group from the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2927147624269864/

 

Selected Events In Oregon

Voices of Recovery:

September is National Recovery Month

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, AT 9 AM PDT – 10 AM PDT

Come hear the stories of individuals currently in recovery for a substance use disorder. Hear about their special path to treatment and recovery and how they maintain their sobriety. Members from the community and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Meet representatives of local community and social agencies and support groups and learn about the valuable services they are providing to individuals and loved ones affected by a substance use disorder.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2300 or

Register Online at:

https://www.chestercountyhospital.org/…/wellness-events...

Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, AT 5:30 PM PDT — 6:30 PM PDT

Online Via ZOOM

We are the statewide advocacy coalition of 75+ organizations working to ensure that Measure 110 is implemented fully, centering on the needs of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native and tribal communities.

REGISTER HERE

Janus of Santa Cruz

Recovery Month Event: Domestic Violence Presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 10:30 AM PDT — 12 PM PDT

Online Via Facebook Live

Join Janus staff and Monarch Services’ Maria Barranco, Sydney Woodward and Dalia Ochoa for an important discussion on domestic violence.   To attend visit the Facebook Page: 
Recovery Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight the impacts that addiction and mental illness have on all parts of our community. Join us in celebrating recovery this September and throughout the year.
A full list of events throughout the month can be found on the event calendar: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/recovery-month-2020.Some activities include:

  • September 1: Lincoln County Health Promotion publishes a Recovery Resource Guide here.
  • September 8: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Newport City Council at 6pm.
  • September 10: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Waldport City Council at 2pm
  • September 14: Board of Commissioners Proclaim September Recovery Month. Virtual event. Watch here.
  • September 14: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Siletz City Council at 7pm.
  • September 15: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Newport. Details here.
  • September 16: Lincoln County Behavioral Health hosts a Recovery Altar. Details here.
  • September 19: Beach Clean-up in Lincoln City. Details to come.
  • September 19: Lights of Hope at the Toledo Waterfront. Details to come.
  • September 25: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Lincoln City. Details here.
  • Prescription drug take back and recovery swag pick up in Waldport. Date coming soon.
  • Visit the event calendar listed above for a full list of events.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 27 all-day

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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

Toolkit Elements

Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

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AM – All Month – NRM – National Recovery Month – Events, Resources & Celebration – Recovery is For Everyone
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What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the millions of Americans in recovery by expanding and enhancing the nation’s recovery support services infrastructure. This Recovery Month, we can all recommit to supporting family members, friends, and neighbors in recovery.” 

Regina LeBelle  Office of Drug Control Policy

 

National Recovery Month Selected Online Events

I Love Someone in Recovery Campaign
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When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people in recovery and those who love them, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity. This #RecoveryMonth we invite you to use the “I Love Someone in Recovery” graphic and share an empowering story as a person passionate for mental health and substance use disorder recovery. By lending your face and your voice, you create space for a nurturing recovery community that is open and inclusive to all. Follow the journey.  #ILoveSomeoneInRecovery.

National Big Texas Rally For Recovery

This year’s National Rally for Recovery will be hosted in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021.

A centerpiece of Recovery Month – the National Rally for Recovery, hosted this year in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

We are planning great music, comedy, storytelling, dance, food—all with Houston’s famous hospitality. Dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, and persons in recovery, families, community supporters, speakers, and friends of recovery will all join the celebration to inspire and replenish our passion for recovery. We will have a large youth area with plenty of positive fun, family-friendly activities, and food. More details still to come!

REGISTER FOR THE RALLY

 

International Recovery Day

 

September 30th, 2021

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – all on the same day. We invite you to join our International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on this site today. We will then send you a token by email that will allow you to launch your own virtual firework on . Later on, we will send you a reminder to go online September 30th and watch for yourself as you launch your firework into the sky – to be joined by countless others in recovery launching their own fireworks from all around the globe.

 

 

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Join International Recovery Day community by filling out an online form here. Your privacy is always respected.

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Prior to International Recovery Day, observed annually on September 30th, we will send you an email reminder

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3. CELEBRATE WITH US

Commend your own recovery by launching a virtual, celebratory firework on September 30th.

 

 

Recovery Happens 2021 Art Show

 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

The 2021 Recovery happens Resource Fair will be hosted virtually throughout the month of September on our website: https://www.vorsmc.org/recoveryhappens2021

If you would like to have your organization’s information added to the resource page please contact info@vorsmc.org

Confidant Health

Celebrate Recovery!  Recovery Month Pop Up Group.

( All-Month Pop Up Group)

September is National Recovery Month, to celebrate, we’ve set up this pop-up group to share information, start discussion, raise awareness, and CELEBRATE RECOVERY! The group is for anyone who has been touched by substance use, addiction, or overdose. Whether you are in recovery or actively using substances, or are the extended family, parents, children, or friend of someone dealing with addiction or in recovery, this group is for you. Addiction is a tough and highly stigmatized disease, but recovery is possible. At Confidant, our aim is to create an informative, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for everyone to share their experiences for the greater good of all.
Join us for various activities and challenges to celebrate Recovery Month throughout the month of September. The most active group members will receive a prize at the end of the pop-up. Cheers!

To Attend, Join the Group from the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2927147624269864/

 

Selected Events In Oregon

Voices of Recovery:

September is National Recovery Month

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, AT 9 AM PDT – 10 AM PDT

Come hear the stories of individuals currently in recovery for a substance use disorder. Hear about their special path to treatment and recovery and how they maintain their sobriety. Members from the community and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Meet representatives of local community and social agencies and support groups and learn about the valuable services they are providing to individuals and loved ones affected by a substance use disorder.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2300 or

Register Online at:

https://www.chestercountyhospital.org/…/wellness-events...

Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, AT 5:30 PM PDT — 6:30 PM PDT

Online Via ZOOM

We are the statewide advocacy coalition of 75+ organizations working to ensure that Measure 110 is implemented fully, centering on the needs of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native and tribal communities.

REGISTER HERE

Janus of Santa Cruz

Recovery Month Event: Domestic Violence Presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 10:30 AM PDT — 12 PM PDT

Online Via Facebook Live

Join Janus staff and Monarch Services’ Maria Barranco, Sydney Woodward and Dalia Ochoa for an important discussion on domestic violence.   To attend visit the Facebook Page: 
Recovery Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight the impacts that addiction and mental illness have on all parts of our community. Join us in celebrating recovery this September and throughout the year.
A full list of events throughout the month can be found on the event calendar: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/recovery-month-2020.Some activities include:

  • September 1: Lincoln County Health Promotion publishes a Recovery Resource Guide here.
  • September 8: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Newport City Council at 6pm.
  • September 10: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Waldport City Council at 2pm
  • September 14: Board of Commissioners Proclaim September Recovery Month. Virtual event. Watch here.
  • September 14: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Siletz City Council at 7pm.
  • September 15: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Newport. Details here.
  • September 16: Lincoln County Behavioral Health hosts a Recovery Altar. Details here.
  • September 19: Beach Clean-up in Lincoln City. Details to come.
  • September 19: Lights of Hope at the Toledo Waterfront. Details to come.
  • September 25: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Lincoln City. Details here.
  • Prescription drug take back and recovery swag pick up in Waldport. Date coming soon.
  • Visit the event calendar listed above for a full list of events.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

Toolkit Elements

Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

Add to Calendar: GoogleAppleOutlook

Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

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AM – All Month – NRM – National Recovery Month – Events, Resources & Celebration – Recovery is For Everyone
Sep 29 all-day

 

 

What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the millions of Americans in recovery by expanding and enhancing the nation’s recovery support services infrastructure. This Recovery Month, we can all recommit to supporting family members, friends, and neighbors in recovery.” 

Regina LeBelle  Office of Drug Control Policy

 

National Recovery Month Selected Online Events

I Love Someone in Recovery Campaign
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When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people in recovery and those who love them, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity. This #RecoveryMonth we invite you to use the “I Love Someone in Recovery” graphic and share an empowering story as a person passionate for mental health and substance use disorder recovery. By lending your face and your voice, you create space for a nurturing recovery community that is open and inclusive to all. Follow the journey.  #ILoveSomeoneInRecovery.

National Big Texas Rally For Recovery

This year’s National Rally for Recovery will be hosted in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021.

A centerpiece of Recovery Month – the National Rally for Recovery, hosted this year in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

We are planning great music, comedy, storytelling, dance, food—all with Houston’s famous hospitality. Dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, and persons in recovery, families, community supporters, speakers, and friends of recovery will all join the celebration to inspire and replenish our passion for recovery. We will have a large youth area with plenty of positive fun, family-friendly activities, and food. More details still to come!

REGISTER FOR THE RALLY

 

International Recovery Day

 

September 30th, 2021

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – all on the same day. We invite you to join our International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on this site today. We will then send you a token by email that will allow you to launch your own virtual firework on . Later on, we will send you a reminder to go online September 30th and watch for yourself as you launch your firework into the sky – to be joined by countless others in recovery launching their own fireworks from all around the globe.

 

 

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Join International Recovery Day community by filling out an online form here. Your privacy is always respected.

REGISTRATION

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Prior to International Recovery Day, observed annually on September 30th, we will send you an email reminder

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3. CELEBRATE WITH US

Commend your own recovery by launching a virtual, celebratory firework on September 30th.

 

 

Recovery Happens 2021 Art Show

 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

The 2021 Recovery happens Resource Fair will be hosted virtually throughout the month of September on our website: https://www.vorsmc.org/recoveryhappens2021

If you would like to have your organization’s information added to the resource page please contact info@vorsmc.org

Confidant Health

Celebrate Recovery!  Recovery Month Pop Up Group.

( All-Month Pop Up Group)

September is National Recovery Month, to celebrate, we’ve set up this pop-up group to share information, start discussion, raise awareness, and CELEBRATE RECOVERY! The group is for anyone who has been touched by substance use, addiction, or overdose. Whether you are in recovery or actively using substances, or are the extended family, parents, children, or friend of someone dealing with addiction or in recovery, this group is for you. Addiction is a tough and highly stigmatized disease, but recovery is possible. At Confidant, our aim is to create an informative, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for everyone to share their experiences for the greater good of all.
Join us for various activities and challenges to celebrate Recovery Month throughout the month of September. The most active group members will receive a prize at the end of the pop-up. Cheers!

To Attend, Join the Group from the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2927147624269864/

 

Selected Events In Oregon

Voices of Recovery:

September is National Recovery Month

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, AT 9 AM PDT – 10 AM PDT

Come hear the stories of individuals currently in recovery for a substance use disorder. Hear about their special path to treatment and recovery and how they maintain their sobriety. Members from the community and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Meet representatives of local community and social agencies and support groups and learn about the valuable services they are providing to individuals and loved ones affected by a substance use disorder.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2300 or

Register Online at:

https://www.chestercountyhospital.org/…/wellness-events...

Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, AT 5:30 PM PDT — 6:30 PM PDT

Online Via ZOOM

We are the statewide advocacy coalition of 75+ organizations working to ensure that Measure 110 is implemented fully, centering on the needs of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native and tribal communities.

REGISTER HERE

Janus of Santa Cruz

Recovery Month Event: Domestic Violence Presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 10:30 AM PDT — 12 PM PDT

Online Via Facebook Live

Join Janus staff and Monarch Services’ Maria Barranco, Sydney Woodward and Dalia Ochoa for an important discussion on domestic violence.   To attend visit the Facebook Page: 
Recovery Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight the impacts that addiction and mental illness have on all parts of our community. Join us in celebrating recovery this September and throughout the year.
A full list of events throughout the month can be found on the event calendar: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/recovery-month-2020.Some activities include:

  • September 1: Lincoln County Health Promotion publishes a Recovery Resource Guide here.
  • September 8: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Newport City Council at 6pm.
  • September 10: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Waldport City Council at 2pm
  • September 14: Board of Commissioners Proclaim September Recovery Month. Virtual event. Watch here.
  • September 14: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Siletz City Council at 7pm.
  • September 15: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Newport. Details here.
  • September 16: Lincoln County Behavioral Health hosts a Recovery Altar. Details here.
  • September 19: Beach Clean-up in Lincoln City. Details to come.
  • September 19: Lights of Hope at the Toledo Waterfront. Details to come.
  • September 25: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Lincoln City. Details here.
  • Prescription drug take back and recovery swag pick up in Waldport. Date coming soon.
  • Visit the event calendar listed above for a full list of events.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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REGISTER FOR THE SUMMIT NOW- FREE

Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

Toolkit Elements

Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

Add to Calendar: GoogleAppleOutlook

Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek

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AM – All Month – NRM – National Recovery Month – Events, Resources & Celebration – Recovery is For Everyone
Sep 30 all-day

 

 

What is Recovery Month?

National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible. This year’s Recovery Month theme, “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community” 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to supporting the millions of Americans in recovery by expanding and enhancing the nation’s recovery support services infrastructure. This Recovery Month, we can all recommit to supporting family members, friends, and neighbors in recovery.” 

Regina LeBelle  Office of Drug Control Policy

 

National Recovery Month Selected Online Events

I Love Someone in Recovery Campaign
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When we celebrate our connections to the diversity of people in recovery and those who love them, we find support and courage to speak up for inclusion, respect, and opportunity. This #RecoveryMonth we invite you to use the “I Love Someone in Recovery” graphic and share an empowering story as a person passionate for mental health and substance use disorder recovery. By lending your face and your voice, you create space for a nurturing recovery community that is open and inclusive to all. Follow the journey.  #ILoveSomeoneInRecovery.

National Big Texas Rally For Recovery

This year’s National Rally for Recovery will be hosted in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021.

A centerpiece of Recovery Month – the National Rally for Recovery, hosted this year in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

We are planning great music, comedy, storytelling, dance, food—all with Houston’s famous hospitality. Dignitaries from the national recovery movement, public officials, and persons in recovery, families, community supporters, speakers, and friends of recovery will all join the celebration to inspire and replenish our passion for recovery. We will have a large youth area with plenty of positive fun, family-friendly activities, and food. More details still to come!

REGISTER FOR THE RALLY

 

International Recovery Day

 

September 30th, 2021

Until now, recovery communities have been limited to uniting and celebrating recovery by holding local rallies, walks, and other events. Through the use of the Internet we can now bridge the geographical and time zone barriers, allowing us to join all folks in recovery from all addictions, including all recovery pathways – all around the globe – all on the same day. We invite you to join our International Recovery Day community worldwide by registering on this site today. We will then send you a token by email that will allow you to launch your own virtual firework on . Later on, we will send you a reminder to go online September 30th and watch for yourself as you launch your firework into the sky – to be joined by countless others in recovery launching their own fireworks from all around the globe.

 

 

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Join International Recovery Day community by filling out an online form here. Your privacy is always respected.

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Prior to International Recovery Day, observed annually on September 30th, we will send you an email reminder

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3. CELEBRATE WITH US

Commend your own recovery by launching a virtual, celebratory firework on September 30th.

 

 

Recovery Happens 2021 Art Show

 2021 Virtual Resource Fair

The 2021 Recovery happens Resource Fair will be hosted virtually throughout the month of September on our website: https://www.vorsmc.org/recoveryhappens2021

If you would like to have your organization’s information added to the resource page please contact info@vorsmc.org

Confidant Health

Celebrate Recovery!  Recovery Month Pop Up Group.

( All-Month Pop Up Group)

September is National Recovery Month, to celebrate, we’ve set up this pop-up group to share information, start discussion, raise awareness, and CELEBRATE RECOVERY! The group is for anyone who has been touched by substance use, addiction, or overdose. Whether you are in recovery or actively using substances, or are the extended family, parents, children, or friend of someone dealing with addiction or in recovery, this group is for you. Addiction is a tough and highly stigmatized disease, but recovery is possible. At Confidant, our aim is to create an informative, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment for everyone to share their experiences for the greater good of all.
Join us for various activities and challenges to celebrate Recovery Month throughout the month of September. The most active group members will receive a prize at the end of the pop-up. Cheers!

To Attend, Join the Group from the Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2927147624269864/

 

Selected Events In Oregon

Voices of Recovery:

September is National Recovery Month

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021, AT 9 AM PDT – 10 AM PDT

Come hear the stories of individuals currently in recovery for a substance use disorder. Hear about their special path to treatment and recovery and how they maintain their sobriety. Members from the community and healthcare professionals are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.
Meet representatives of local community and social agencies and support groups and learn about the valuable services they are providing to individuals and loved ones affected by a substance use disorder.

Registration is required. Call 610-738-2300 or

Register Online at:

https://www.chestercountyhospital.org/…/wellness-events...

Let’s Celebrate National Recovery Month!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021, AT 5:30 PM PDT — 6:30 PM PDT

Online Via ZOOM

We are the statewide advocacy coalition of 75+ organizations working to ensure that Measure 110 is implemented fully, centering on the needs of communities most harmed by the War on Drugs: Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Native and tribal communities.

REGISTER HERE

Janus of Santa Cruz

Recovery Month Event: Domestic Violence Presentation

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021, AT 10:30 AM PDT — 12 PM PDT

Online Via Facebook Live

Join Janus staff and Monarch Services’ Maria Barranco, Sydney Woodward and Dalia Ochoa for an important discussion on domestic violence.   To attend visit the Facebook Page: 
Recovery Month offers a unique opportunity to highlight the impacts that addiction and mental illness have on all parts of our community. Join us in celebrating recovery this September and throughout the year.
A full list of events throughout the month can be found on the event calendar: www.co.lincoln.or.us/hhs/page/recovery-month-2020.Some activities include:

  • September 1: Lincoln County Health Promotion publishes a Recovery Resource Guide here.
  • September 8: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Newport City Council at 6pm.
  • September 10: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Waldport City Council at 2pm
  • September 14: Board of Commissioners Proclaim September Recovery Month. Virtual event. Watch here.
  • September 14: Lincoln County Harm Reduction at Siletz City Council at 7pm.
  • September 15: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Newport. Details here.
  • September 16: Lincoln County Behavioral Health hosts a Recovery Altar. Details here.
  • September 19: Beach Clean-up in Lincoln City. Details to come.
  • September 19: Lights of Hope at the Toledo Waterfront. Details to come.
  • September 25: Outdoor mask tie dye event in Lincoln City. Details here.
  • Prescription drug take back and recovery swag pick up in Waldport. Date coming soon.
  • Visit the event calendar listed above for a full list of events.

AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 30 all-day

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SEPTEMBER

National Suicide Prevention Month

Online Peer Support, Hotlines, Helplines, Warmlines, Special Events, Webinars, Trainings, Resources and more

NATIONAL SUICIDE AWARENESS MONTH / SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

September is National Suicide Awareness Month, also known as Suicide Prevention Month.  This month brings awareness to a topic often not talked about.

Everyone is affected by suicide, not just the victim. Suicide impacts family and friends long after the loss of a loved one. On average, one person commits suicide every 16.2 minutes. Two-thirds of the people who die by suicide are believed to have been suffering from depression.

If you or someone you know is struggling, you are not alone.

If you have experienced loss, you are not alone.

Experiencing life struggles are understandably challenging.  Mental health is health and everyone deserves support to achieve health.

Every life, every mind matters.  You matter!  We hold hope for one another until we can hold hope for ourselves.

People struggling need to know that people care – a caring friend or support who can listen, relate, validate, and keep connected can be so valuable.

Resources are available to connect with people with direct lived experience of struggling and/or loss, as well as support for supporters.

 

LINKS TO

 CHATLINES, WARMLINES, HELPLINES, HOTLINES

Text “HELP” to 741741 to Connect with a Trained Crisis Counselor at CrisisTextLine.org

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) to Connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Care Crisis Chat
Common Ground
Contra Costa Crisis Chat (Contra Costa, CA, USA)
CrisisChat
Crisisline Online (Finger Lakes, NY, USA)
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Suicide Prevention Chat (SoCal, USA)
GLBT National Help Center Online Peer Support Chat (LGBTQ) IM
Iowa Crisis Chat (Iowa, USA – service in English or Mandarin)
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Long Island Crisis Center (Long Island, NY, USA)
Mental Health Association of San Francisco Peer Support Warmline Online Chat (SF Bay Area, CA)
Montana Warmline Chat
NAMI Orange County Warmline Chat
RAINN Online Hotline (survivors of sexual assault, global access)
Scarleteen (sex ed, txt USA, other services global access)
Veteran’s Live Chat (global access for American vets)
San Francisco Suicide Prevention (San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA)
Teen Line Online
866Teenlink
TrevorChat (LGBTQ)
Your Life, Your Voice (youth)

ONLINE PEER SUPPORT GROUPS
S.L.O.P. (Suicide as a Language of Pain)
SLOP allows us to, “Just talk about it.” Many of us have learned to keep our experiences hidden from others trying to “fix us” or “force us” with medication or hospitalization. As a result, we feel alone, with no one we can trust. Since we can’t just talk about it, our pain has nowhere to go.  When people feel heard and understood, the possibility of hope is easier to find!

SLOP (Suicide is the Language of Pain) with Folktime at 12pm Noon PST on Thursdays.
Join online via Zoom and/or phone. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82756077651…
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Talk Saves Lives for Seniors

Date: Wednesday, September 8th
Time: 7:00 – 8:00pm PDT
Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention for Seniors is a community-based presentation that covers what we know about this leading cause of death, the most up-to-date research on prevention, and what we can all do to fight suicide. Participants will learn the common risk factors for suicide in older adults, how to spot the warning signs in others, and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones and those in our community safe.  To attend use this link to register  https://seniorstsl.attendease.com/register/registration/form.
SPECIAL EVENTS
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Welcome to the 6th Annual Walk Out of the Darkness, Columbia County, Oregon

Date: 09/18/2021
Location: Scappoose Heritage Park 
Registration: 8:00 am
Event Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Karen Blades & Timmi Sue Hald (thald@scappoosepolice.com)
Contact Phone: 503-807-2516
Contact Email: Karen@karenblades.com

Register today to stay up to date on the latest news and announcements for the Columbia County, Oregon Walk.

REGISTER NOW

MORE OREGON WALKS OUT OF DARKNESS EVENTS ACROSS OREGON

Coos County Walk (Sept. 25),
Eugene Walk (Sept. 26),
Portland Walk (Oct. 2),
Salem Walk (Oct. 9)

142D WING SUICIDE AWARENESS RUN

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A Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021.

We’re excited to partner with Regional Suicide Prevention Coalitions across the state on our first multi-group suicide prevention campaign for this September’s Suicide Prevention Awareness month with a Day of Hope on Sept. 9th, 2021. Your coalition or organization are invited to hold your own signs event and we have the attached media packet to help you prepare for the event and provide ideas for how you can participate in a way that works best for you, your coalition, your organization, and your community.

Stay tuned for more information on what Coalitions will be involved, how you can participate, and photos from the different events. 

Do you want to purchase your own signs?

Please visit Don’t Give Up Signs for more information on their group, history, and how to order signs and other great materials.

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WEBINARS
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Forefront Suicide Prevention Presents:
COVID to CONNECTEDNESS – World Suicide Prevention Day Conference 2021

 

 Friday, September 10th, 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m PDT

Registration is at full capacity, but you’re welcome to join our waitlist.  Registration and the waitlist closes Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:00 PM (PDT).

Suicide prevention is complex work, pandemic or not. This conference will gather researchers, clinicians, public health professionals, leaders, and peers to discuss strengthening our work through human connectedness and other tools along the pathway of care. As we leave social distancing behind (for now), we face soaring mental health concerns and disturbing levels of suicidal thought and behavior. Our purpose on Sept. 10 is to prepare ourselves to better support those among us who are thinking about suicide, so they may move instead toward recovery and healing.

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day All-day Facebook Live

Please join us on World Suicide Prevention Day for an all-day Facebook Live event featuring a #RealConvo Concert, Ask Dr. Jill, and panel conversations on mental health and suicide prevention. Tune in from 12-8pm ET on facebook.com/afspnational.

CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE DATE

 

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NIMH Livestream Event on Suicide Prevention During COVID:

A Continuing Priority

Date/Time: , 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET 6:30 pm – 5:00 pm PST

Location: Virtual

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk.

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that overall suicide death rates have remained steady or have even fallen during the pandemic. However, the pandemic has not affected all Americans equally. Job loss, housing instability, food insecurity, and other risk factors for poor outcomes have disproportionately impacted minority communities. Data from some states suggest the number of African Americans dying by suicide increased in the early days of the pandemic. Also, recently CDC reported that emergency room visits for suspected suicide attempts started to increase among adolescents ages 12 to 17—especially among girls—during the pandemic.

This discussion will be led by:

  • Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D., chief of the Suicide Prevention Research Program in the NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research
  • Lynsay Ayer, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Youth and Suicide Prevention
  • Rajeev Ramchand, Ph.D., NIMH Senior Advisor on Epidemiology and Suicide Prevention

Participating is easy.

  • Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. You must have either a Facebook or Twitter account to watch.
  • Follow NIMH on Facebook or Twitter for updates on the livestream event and other information about mental health research.
  • Refresh NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds at 3:30 p.m. ET on September 22nd to watch the livestream discussion.
  • NIMH will provide sign language interpreters.

 

Maternal Suicide Webinar

Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Webinar: Maternal Suicide in the U.S., The Latest Research & Data Collection Efforts

Thursday, September 30, 2021  10-11:15 am PST

Maternal suicide is a leading cause of maternal mortality. Despite common misconceptions, pregnancy and the postpartum period do not protect against the risk of psychiatric disorders or suicide. It has become increasingly urgent and important to normalize the discussion of maternal suicide to raise awareness and double-down on maternal suicide tracking and prevention efforts. In this webinar, we will cover:

  • A general overview of maternal suicide research and data collection in the U.S.
  • The difference between suicide risk and suicidal ideation, including racial disparities
  • Maternal suicide risk factors
  • Efforts to Standardize Review by Maternal Mortality Review Committees

PRESENTERS:

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sidra Goldman-Mellor, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Lead Investigator, Maternal drug-related death and suicide are leading causes of post-partum death in California
Associate Professor of Public Health
School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts
Director, HSRI Biostatistics and Data Support
University of California, Merced

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

Marcela Smid, MD MA MS
Lead Investigator: Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths
Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Utah
Medical Director of SUPeRAD (Substance Use and Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) Clinic

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA

Kara Zivin, PhD, MS, MA, MFA
Researcher and Peer with Lived Maternal Mental Health Experience
Lead Investigator, Trends in Suicidal Ideation and Self-Harm Among Privately Insured Delivering Women
Professor of Psychiatry, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Health Management and Policy/Public Health
University of Michigan
Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center
Institute for Social Research
Research Career Scientist, Center for Clinical Management Research (CCMR),
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

 

TRAINING

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Trainings from the Central East


SEPTEMBER
September 8, 2021 | 8:00 AM | ATTC: Buprenorphine Waiver Half and Half Training, webinar
September 8, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Understanding and Integrating Knowledge Translation in the Prevention Field, webinar
September 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM | MHTTC: Use and Misuse of Psychological Testing in the Evaluation of Black Patients, webinar
September 22, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Prevention’s Reactivity to Emerging Trends, webinar


OCTOBER
October 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 1: Discrimination with Intention- Cultural & Structural Racism, webinar
October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 2: The Other IQ- Cultural Intelligence & its Significance, webinar
October 28, 2021 | 1:00 PM | PTTC: Improving Health Outcomes for Diverse Populations Part 3: Realize We All Generalize- Learning to Limit Our Implicit Prejudices, webinar


Trainings from TTCs around the Country

September 3, 2021 | 10:00 AM | First Episode Psychosis Peer Specialist and Family Partner Monthly Networking Meetings, South Southwest MHTTC
September 3-February 4, 2022, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative, South Southwest MHTTC
September 7, 2021-June 7, 2022 | 11:00 AM | Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series, Great Lakes ATTC, Great Lakes MHTTC, Great Lakes PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Latest Trends in Cannabis and Youth – Vermont Department of Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), New England PTTC
September 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM | School Mental Health: Mindful Movement Series, National American Indian and Alaska Native MHTTC
September 7, 2021 | 4:30 PM | Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: The Ripple Effects, Northwest PTTC
September 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Rethinking Positivity: How to Increase Positive Affect When Positive Thinking is Too Challenging, New England MHTTC
September 9, 2021 | 11:00 AM | Schools Can! Reimagine How We Support Students, South Southwest MHTTC
September 9-October 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Latinos and Suicide: A Clinician’s Guide to Prevention and Treatment Masterclass, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 14, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Maternal & Infant Health ECHO: The Role of OBGYNS in Advancing Perinatal Justice & AccountabilityGreat Lakes ATTC
September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM | Culturally Informed Strategies Working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness, New England MHTTC
September 15, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Walking the Long Road: Native Recovery Stories of Experience, Strength, and Hope, National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC
September 16-17, 2021 | 2021 National Latino Behavioral Health Conference: Envisioning Latino Behavioral Health Equity in the Next Decade, National Hispanic & Latino  ATTC, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC,National Hispanic & Latino PTTC
September 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Familia Adelante and Schools: Multi-Risk Reduction Behavioral Health Prevention for Latino Youth & Families, National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC
September 22, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Learning Community for Young Professionals Working with Young Adults, Pacific Southwest MHTTC


Other Trainings of Interest

September 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Behavioral Health Assessment Officers: Managing Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders in Rural Emergency Departments, NIH & UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence webinar
September 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession, Part VI: Using Mobile Apps for Treating Co-occurring Eating & Substance Use Disorders, NAADAC webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Major and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders, National Council & American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) webinar
September 9, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Viruses, Variants and Very Challenging Times, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center webinar
September 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM | Addressing the Back to School Struggle: Cultivating Care & Connectedness on Campus, American Association of SuicidologySeptember 14, 2021 | 2:30 PM | Advancing Black LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health: Contemporary Approaches to Understanding and Uprooting Intersectional Stigma to Promote Wellness, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 15, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Addressing the Role Stigma Plays in Death by Suicide, National Alliance on Mental Illness
September 16, 2021 | 2:30 PM | COVID and KIDS, MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center virtual event
September 21, 2021 | 1:30 PM | Ask Our Experts Session: Substance Use Disorders Impacting the LGBTQ+ Community, Center of Excellence LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity
September 21, 2021 | 2:00 PM | Advancing Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth, NIMH webinar
September 21-22, 2021 | Virtual | SYNChronicity: 8th Annual National Conference for HIV, HCV, STI and LGBTQ Health, National Coalition LGBT Health virtual annual conference
September 21-24, 2021 | Gold Coast, QLD, Australia/Hybrid | IASP 31st World Congress, International Association for Suicide Prevention annual conference
September 22, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Suicide Prevention During COVID: A Continuing Priority, NIMH livestream event
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HOPE FOR LIFE DAY TOOL KIT

September 10, 2021

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The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) is a public-private partnership that was formed to help reduce suicide in the United States. Its American Indian/Alaska Native Task Force focuses on reducing suicide in AI/AN communities.

To help advance the Action Alliance’s priority to change the public conversation about suicide, the American Indian/Alaska Nativ Task Force developed National American Indian/Alaska Native Hope for Life Day, which coincides with World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10. They also developed the National Hope for Life Day Toolkit to help community leaders, grassroots organizers, and health care professionals working in Amerian Indian/Alaska Native communities implement a community-wide Hope for Life Day.

This toolkit will help community organizers take specific steps to change the conversation about suicide, spread awareness, and foster hope to help address suicide in their communities. Organizers are encouraged to host culturally tailored activities to promote hope, life, cultural connection, and community transformation. Examples of cultural activities can be found in “Ideas for Implementing Cultural Activities,” which is in the Toolkit Elements section below.

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Fact Sheets and Data

Tips and Ideas for Hope for Life Day Activities

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Resources

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
SPRC’s “American Indian/Alaska Native Settings” webpage provides access to a wide range of suicide prevention resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center offers training and technical assistance on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion for AI/AN communities. To Live to See the Great Day That Dawns is a guide to help AI/AN people develop effective and culturally appropriate suicide prevention programs. “American Indian and Alaska Native: Tribal Affairs” is a webpage with links to many national resources on behavioral health, including suicide, that are helpful for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

Indian Health Service
IHS’ “Suicide Prevention and Care Program” webpage provides information and links to resources on suicide prevention and care for Native people.

Native Connections
Native Connections is a five-year grant program that helps American Indian/Alaska Native communities identify and address the behavioral health needs of Native youth.

We R Native
We R Native is a website for and by Native youth on many health and mental health issues, including suicide. It includes both information and personal stories from Native youth.

Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone
Tribal Health: Reaching out InVolves Everyone (THRIVE) is a suicide prevention project of the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board with a website that has resources for Native people throughout the U.S.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a national resource center with a focus on improving prevention and treatment of mental health and substance abuse problems and services among Native people.

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Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign

September 6–10 2021

2020 Mom launched the Maternal Suicide Awareness Campaign in 2018 during National Suicide Awareness week, to remember moms lost to maternal suicide and to raise awareness about maternal suicide, a leading cause of maternal mortality. For years, there were misconceptions about pregnancy and the postpartum period being protective against depression and suicide. We know now that this simply isn’t true, and it’s time to raise awareness about maternal depression and psychosis, leading causes of maternal suicide.

You are invited to raise awareness by sharing or posting messages on social media and attending the Maternal Suicide Awareness week events

Join the #KnowMomFacts Social Media Awareness Campaign

Join the social media awareness campaign by sharing social media posts by 2020 Mom or by using the toolkit to post your messages. Share 2020 Mom’s Maternal Suicide Awareness social media posts from:

We’ll use hashtags:

  • #MomsAreNotImmune
  • #KnowMomFacts (when sharing stats/research)
  • #MaternalSuicideAwareness and
  • #NSAW21 (for National Suicide Awareness Week)

Maternal Suicide Awareness Week Events

#MomsAreNotImmune Remembrance Candlelight Vigil

September 10, 5:30 pm PST

Join the vigil live at 5:30pm PT on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Steven D’Achille (of the Alexis Joy Foundation) & Suzanne Nelson (a new mom who lost her twin sister to postpartum psychosis), hosts of the 2021 vigil, will light a candle to honor of all the mothers lost to maternal suicide and honored on the Remembrance Wall.  

We encourage viewers to read the names of the mothers lost on our Remembrance Wall.

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Post your own photo holding a lit candle on social media the evening of September 10th, using hashtags:

#MaternalSuicideAwareness | #MomsAreNotImmune | #NationalSuicidePreventionWeek