July 2020 Symposium
Larimer County Suicide Prevention Symposium
Join us July 21st for the first Northern Colorado Suicide Prevention Symposium! Learn Larimer County's plan for suicide prevention and how you can be a part of it. This event will be held virtually via Zoom from 9am to 12pm.
July 21st, 2020
9:00 – 10:15am: Welcome and Keynote: History of Colorado National Collaborative
10:30 – 11:00am: Breakout Session 1 (Pillars: Connectedness, Zero Suicide, or Postvention)
11:15 – 11:45am: Breakout Session 2 (Pillars: Education and Awareness, Lethal Means, or Economic Stability)
11:45am – 12:00pm: Wrap Up and Community Call to Action
We will also offer post-event trainings with more information available following registration.
What are the breakout sessions?
Each of the breakout sessions explores a different pillar, or key planning strategy, of the Colorado National Collaborative. The Colorado National Collaborative is an innovative , five year suicide prevention plan that Larimer County is implementing . To help you decide which pillars you may be most interested in, here is a brief description:
Connectedness: The connectedness pillar will explore how meaningful relationships and an increased sense of belongingness can reduce suicide.
Suicide Safer Care: The suicide safer care pillar will focus on how to implement best practices in healthcare settings.
Economic Stability: The economic stability pillar will focus on reducing suicide deaths by increasing stability in areas such as: employment, childcare, transportation, housing, and education.
Education and Awareness: The education and awareness pillar will explore how to increase suicide prevention education and awareness among community members, providers, and other professionals.
Lethal Means: The lethal means pillar will focus on how increasing safe storage initiatives for firearms, prescription and illicit drugs can lead to fewer injuries and fatalities.
Postvention: The postvention pillar will explore how to better coordinate community education and care after a suicide loss or attempt.