Suicide Prevention Events

Suicide Prevention Conference Session Recordings - May 3, 2021

  1. Keynote: Dr. Joyce Chu:  
  2. Educational Institutions: Dr. Shashank Joshi :
  3. Safe Messaging: Chloe Sorensen, JJ Singh Kapur and Vicki Harrison

  1. Data, Evaluation + Health Systems (partial recording):
  2. LGBTQ+ Mental Health, Wellness, and Self-Care: Isabella Garcia and Emmett Marsh

Suicide Prevention Conference Recordings – May 10, 2021

  1. Mental Health, Wellness, and Self-Care: Chef Carlos Pineda and Joseph Galvan
  2. Crisis Response Models: Mary Ojakian and Evelyn Quintanilla

  1. Trauma and Grief: Krista Reuther

  1. Faith: Rev. Cindy McCalmont and Dr. Chris Miller

  1. Mental Health, Wellness, and Self-Care: Lueni Masina, Nani Wilson, and Jennifer Lee Thuresson
  2. Firearm Means Restriction: Sharon Genkin and Yvonne Murray

  1. Public Education Campaigns: Jay Donoghue, Lan Nguyen, BHSD, Joy Alexiou, HHS, and Kristie Glatze
Suicide Prevention Conference: Advancing Cultural Humility and Hope

The County of Santa Clara’s Suicide Prevention Program is pleased to announce that the calls for presenters is open for the 2nd Annual County of Santa Clara Suicide Prevention Conference: Advancing Cultural Humility & Hope. 

The conference will take place on May 3 and May 10 from 9:00am to 1:30pm. This year, we will ground all presentations in advancing cultural humility. As such, we ask all proposals include examples of how cultural humility has been infused or advanced in your efforts. This need not be the full presentation, but we do ask you include examples of your successes with this topic.

Please submit a presentation proposal for either a 15- or 20-minute presentation, or for a full one-hour breakout session that address one of the topics below. Deadline for submissions will be no later than April 2, 2021. Feel free to share this call with your networks.

Submissions may fall under any of these conference topics:

M​ay 3, 2021​

May 10, 2021

  1. ​Data and evaluation

  2. Educational institutions

  3. Mental health, wellness, and self-care

  4. Safe messaging

  5. Health systems

  6. Means restriction

  1. Trainings

  2. Faith

  3. Local government

  4. Trauma and grief

  5. Crisis response models

  6. Public education campaigns


Submission guidelines

All proposals should include the following:

  • Engaging program format that involves the audience and stimulates discussion.
  • Conceptually strong foundation, well-written, with clearly stated outcomes and appropriately documented theory, research, and/or experience.
  • Qualified presenters with expertise/experience in the subject matter.
  • Examples of cultural humility within your work.

View the Call for Proposals
See the Conference flyer

Any questions can be sent to [email protected].​​




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May is Mental Health Month 2021

This year marks MHA's 72nd year celebrating Mental Health Month!

Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) and affiliates across the country have led the observance of Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using MHA's May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.

In 2021 MHA will continue the theme of Tools 2 Thrive for Mental Health Month as mental health advocates strive to provide individuals with information and coping strategies around common struggles that affect mental health - especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The toolkit will be available for download in mid-March. If you would like to be notified by email about the Mental Health Month toolkit and other resources created by MHA, you can sign up on their website. ​

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