SPS to hold Suicide Prevention Symposium

SPS to hold Suicide Prevention Symposium

Spokane Public Schools will hold a Suicide Prevention Symposium on Thursday, March 29 at North Central High School.

The symposium will cover community resources, how to help, and how to get help.

A resource fair will be conducted from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Participants include:

Lutheran Community Services
Frontier Behavior Health
Institute for Family Development
Native Project
Daybreak Youth Services
Gonzaga University
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Odyssey Youth Movement
Passages Family Support
Prevent Suicide Spokane
Failsafe for Life
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital
Stand for Children
Kinship Navigator
Excelsior Youth Center
Spokane Public Schools Behavioral Health
Youth Mental Health First Aid

The resource fair will be followed by a panel discussion, and question and answer session from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Participants include:

Sevan Bussell, Odyssey Youth Movement, Director of Education and Advocacy
Stacey Okihara, Frontier Behavioral Health, Program Administrator for Crisis Response Services
Tom Cutting, Sacred Heart Hospital, Family Therapist
Sandi Skok, Daybreak, In-patient Services Coordinator
Shane Garcia, Native Project, Mental Health Therapist
Jill Yashingsky-Wortman, Gonzaga University, Director
Chris Moore, Spokane Public Schools, Coordinator
Jackie Smith, SPS student