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Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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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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03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Sep 27 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Sep 27 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

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

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

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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CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

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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.

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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

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 27 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Sep
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03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
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JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Sep 28 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

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AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 28 all-day

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

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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CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

CLICK HERE FOR CE DETAILS

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

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 28 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

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03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
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JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Sep 29 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

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AM – All Month – Suicide Prevention Month – Peer Support Groups, Special Events, Webinars and Trainings
Sep 29 all-day

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

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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CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

CLICK HERE FOR CE DETAILS

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

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 29 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

PA – Project A.B.L.E. – Aging Mastery – Wednesdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Project A.B.L.E. (A Better Life Experience) offering virtual online peer support activities via Zoom.

Mastering Aging with Deb

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 12:00pm – 2:00pm PST

To join this Group, Use the Link Below:  

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5433781708…

Website:

https://www.projectable.org

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ProjectABLEInc/

Sep
30
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03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Sep 30 all-day
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JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Sep 30 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

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

Suicide Talk Line Number

 

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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CLICK HERE FOR THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

CLICK HERE FOR CE DETAILS

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

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Sep 30 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Oct
1
Fri
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 1 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 1 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 1 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 1 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Oct
2
Sat
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 2 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 2 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 2 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 2 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

TCF – Tai Chi Foundation – Free Live Online Tia Chi Class – Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan – Qi Gong, Meditation, 8 Ways & Form Practice -Saturdays @ Contact Portland STCC for Registration
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Foundation Logo

 

 

 

Agency Logo

 

 

 

Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan

 

Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan

Qi Gong, Meditation, 8 Ways & Form Practice

Free, Online Class

Every Saturday, 10:00am – 11:00am(PST)

The Tai Chi Foundation and the Portland School of Tai Chi Chuan Welcome you to our free Saturday class.  Discover the skillful movements and psychology of this ancient art that bring flow, ease and grace to life. Begin a long-term investment in healthy, self supportive being. Learn, play and practice with other like-minded people. Classes on Zoom platform. This class is suitable for all levels – from complete beginners to experienced tai chi practitioners.

Our weekly QiGong Zoom class meets Saturdays at 10 AM PT.  Each 1-hour class is designed to support and improve your relaxation and breathing through meditation, QiGong, 8 Ways, and Tai Chi form demonstration at the end of each class. You will also join our local Tai Chi community as we explore and experience the healing benefits of Tai Chi and QiGong. As an Oregon nonprofit, we also welcome donations.

To Attend Contact the Portland School of Tai Chi Chaun at portlandtaichi@gmail.com

 

Tai Chi Benefits

Tai Chi Chuan is an ancient Chinese exercise that promotes health and well-being. As you move through a series of postures at a slow and even pace, your body relaxes and your mind and emotions become calm. Tai Chi is gentle enough for anyone to enjoy, no matter the age. Practicing Tai Chi increases circulation, improves balance and posture, reduces stress, and increases vitality. It combines meditation, movement and breath awareness. Tai Chi is both a cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercise.

 

 

Oct
3
Sun
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 3 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 3 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 3 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 3 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Oct
4
Mon
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 4 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 4 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 4 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 4 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Oct
5
Tue
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 5 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 5 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach by Telephone for Older Adults / Seniors – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 5 all-day

 

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Weekdays and Weekends

Older Adult Telephone Support

“No Need To Go It Alone”

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach offers friendly weekly calls to older adults who may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, sadness, grief or loss. This year has been exceptionally challenging for seniors, and our trained senior peers are ready to share their hope and connection!

In every county of the state, we are offering “Holiday Connection Calls!” Our friendly trained senior peer supporters will provide a reliable weekly call to listen, learn and share with you through the fall and winter holidays.

Please let us know you would like our service by calling 1-833-736-4676

or

make a referral online using our Senior Outreach Online Referral Form

Senior Outreach Online Referral Form (CLICK HERE!!!)

If an older adult lives in an OSPO County (Washington, Clatsop, Columbia or Tillamook), we can offer long-term peer partnerships! These weekly calls have proven results of reducing loneliness.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Peers reach out to seniors that feel lonely.

The Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Telephone Service is now accepting referrals from ALL Oregon counties! This peer support program has been designed to increase the well-being of Oregon Seniors (55+) who live in the rural and frontier counties and has now expanded to serve all Oregon older adults who are suffering from COVID isolation. A team of experienced Senior Peer Support staff place weekly calls to connect with isolated Seniors to reduce the health impacts of loneliness and social isolation.

Program leadership is provided by CCS Staff members:

  • Sharon Kuehn, Oregon Warmline/Senior Peer Outreach Program Manager
  • Todd Trautner, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor
  • Mark Fisher, Oregon Senior Peer Outreach Program Supervisor

Our team of experienced Senior Peer Supporters place weekly telephone calls to elders (55+) in Oregon who want a caring, compassionate friend to talk with. We understand some of the unique challenges of growing older and spending too much time alone. Let us provide a caring, personal connection!

Our goal is to connect with our participants, to listen, and to discover together how we can make sense of our experiences and to find and share hope. We understand that everyone has a unique worldview. Our Senior Peer Supporters are people who have experienced life challenges – including big feelings, voices, visions, trauma, and addictions. Now that we are moving into our golden years, we feel that there is no need to go it alone!

Referrals for persons who may benefit from the new service can be made by filling out the Referral Request form located below, or by calling us at:

1-833-736-4676 (1-833-SeniorOutreach)

Seniors who are 55+ and who:

  • Live in Oregon
  • who may feel isolated and lonely
  • and are interested in receiving weekly phone calls from another senior to build a mutually supportive relationship

Qualifying Seniors and/or persons with physical disabilities will be served. Once our service capacity is reached, a waiting list will be developed.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Us:

Web:

http://communitycounselingsolutions.org/senior-outreach/

Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/OregonSeniorsConnect

 

Warmline – IOA – Institute on Aging – The Friendship Line – 24/7 – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Oct 5 all-day

THE FRIENDSHIP LINE

24 Hour Telephone Hotline/Warmline

800-971-0016

We support individuals who find connecting within the community challenging

The Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. We also make on-going outreach calls to lonely older adults. While there are other organizations that respond to the needs of people who may be contemplating suicide, none provides the type of services that IOA’s Friendship Line offers to respond to the public health problem of suicide among the elderly. Knowing that older people do not contact traditional suicide prevention centers on a regular basis even if they are considering suicide, we created the only program nationwide that reaches out to lonely, depressed, isolated, frail and/or suicidal older adults. Our trained volunteers specialize in offering a caring ear and having a friendly conversation with depressed older adults.

The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warmline for non-emergency emotional support calls. Founded in 1973 by Dr. Patrick Arbore, Director of IOA’s Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention, and accredited by the American Association of Suicidology, Friendship Line provides round-the-clock crisis support services including:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Elder abuse reporting
  • Well-being checks
  • Grief support through assistance and reassurance
  • Active suicide intervention
  • Information and referrals for isolated older adults, and adults living with disabilities

In addition to receiving incoming calls, Friendship Line also offers outreach to eligible callers. We connect with people on a regular basis, and help monitor their physical and mental health concerns. The call-out services act as an intervention to prevent suicide in the long term by improving the quality of life and connectedness of isolated callers. Any aging adult or person living with disabilities, who suffers from depression, loneliness, isolation, anxiousness, or may be thinking about death or suicide, can benefit from completely confidential phone calls with Friendship Line volunteers. Sometimes the road to happiness begins by simply saying hello to someone who cares.

Oct
6
Wed
03 – Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships – Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness
Oct 6 all-day
03 - Job / Career Fairs, Events, Openings and Internships - Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

 

JOB / CAREER FAIRS, EVENTS, OPENINGS, AND INTERNSHIPS

Peer Support, Recovery & Wellness

NOTE: Information here is provided solely as a courtesy without any guarantees or warranties or liability of any kind whatsoever.  Use at your own risk and expense.

If you learn of any opportunities not listed here, please share via social media or email: webmail@peergalaxy.com.

 

OSPO – Oregon Senior Peer Outreach

Seeking Independent Contractor for Evaluation.  Contact Sharon Kuehn, Program Manager.  503-308-2624 between 9am & 5pm PST, Monday thru Friday.

OSPO Web Page

Seeking PEARLS Coach for the Program to Enhance an Active Rewarding Life for Seniors to reduce depression with older adults.  This is a part-time job, 14 hours per week, $19+ per hour. For more details visit the links below:

PEARLS Coach position (Milwaukie, Oregon)

OSPO Web Page

CCS Job Openings Page

 

MHAAO – Mental Health and Addiction Association of Oregon is recruiting for several positions including 2 in Multnomah County – PSS/CRM Kaiser Project Nurture and PSS/CRM Voluntary Isolation Motel/Shelter (VIMOS) plus 1 in Washington County – PSS/CRM PRIME+ (Spanish Version).  For more details visit the link below:

MHAAO Careers

 

Folktime is recruiting for several positions including Peer Support Specialist, Youth Peer Support Specialist,  Mobile crisis response team (Clackamas MCRT), Caring Connector, and others.  For more details visit the link below:

FOLKTIME Career Page

 

Multnomah County Crisis Assessment & Treatment Center (CATC) looking for Peer Support Specialists to join mobile crisis respoinse team. For more details visit the links below:

Telecare CATC Overview

Telecare CATC Careers

 

Lines for Life is hiring for a Peer Support Specialist / Program Coordinator. For more details visit the link below:

Lines for Life – Follow Up Coordinator / PSS Job Opening Page

Lines for Life – Other Positions

 

JOB BOARDS

MHACCBO – Mental Health and Addictions Certification Credentialing Board of Oregon

MHACCBO Job Board 

 

State of Oregon

State of Oregon – Jobs Page

 

Partners in Diversity

Jobs Board

 

Indeed.com

Job Board for Peer Support Specialist positions

Job Board for Certified Recovery Mentor positions

 

MAC’S LIST features many nonprofit opportunities

MAC’S List

ALZ – Alzheimer’s Association – ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online (register for details)
Oct 6 all-day

 

 

 

 

ALZConnected – Online Support Groups and Community – Daily

ALZConnected® (alzconnected.org), powered by the Alzheimer’s Association®, is a free online community for everyone affected by Alzheimer’s or another dementia, including:

  • People with the disease.
  • Caregivers.
  • Family members.
  • Friends.
  • Individuals who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

Support groups will be hosted via phone or video conference instead of in-person. Meeting schedules will be assessed on a month-to-month basis.

Please locate your local program in the Community Resource Finder or contact our 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) for details.

Use the Link Below For Online Support

https://www.alzconnected.org/signup.aspx

24/7 Helpline: 800.272.3900

Dial 711 to connect with a TRS operator

The Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year. Through this free service, specialists and master’s-level clinicians offer confidential support and information to people living with the disease, caregivers, families and the public.

For Live Help Line Chat Click on the Link Below

MORE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS

The Alzheimer’s Association is here for you, day and night. Our programs and support services connect you with peers and professionals to help you make the plans and adjustments necessary to live your best life for as long as possible. Use these links to learn more about our offerings:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Our Vision: A world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia®.

Our Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Care and Support

We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Research

As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Advocacy

The Association is the leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the state and federal level.

225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601