SAVE THE DATE!!!
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Santa Clara County Office of Education
1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose
The County of Santa Clara’s Suicide Prevention Program is pleased to announce that the calls for presenters AND for award nominations are open for the 2nd Annual County of Santa Clara Suicide Prevention Conference, taking place June 12, 2020 at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Call for Presenters: Submissions will be accepted under any of the below two tracks and respective sub-topics. Please submit a presentation proposal for either a 15- or 20-minute presentation, or for a full a one-hour breakout session that address one of the tracks and sub-topics below. Click button below to complete online nomination form.
Conference Tracks and Sub-topics
1) Experience-sharing: Presentations that offer experiences, learnings, and effective strategies for suicide prevention. Submissions may fall under any of these three subcategories:
a) Serving at-risk populations—for example, older adults, youth, the LGBTQ+ community, Pacific Islanders, and first responders
b) Systems perspectives—efforts undertaken by institutions or systems such as faith, healthcare, education, or business
c) Effective collaborations—local community responses to suicide from cities, other counties, or regions
2) Skills-building: Presentations that focus on specific skills or functions that are important for preventing suicide. Submissions may fall under any of these subcategories:
a) Data and evaluation
i) Public education campaigns to encourage help-seeking or policy change
ii) Safe messaging and working with the news media, entertainment, or social media
i) Policy advocacy and implementation
e) Mental health and wellness
i) Effective therapies, supports, and services
ii) Postvention and self-care for providers
Deadline for all submissions—awards and presentations—is Friday, March 20, 2020.
May is Mental Health Month 2020
This year marks MHA's 71st year celebrating Mental Health Month!
Since 1949, Mental Health America and our affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people through the media, local events and screenings. We welcome other organizations to join us in spreading the word that mental health is something everyone should care about by using the May is Mental Health Month toolkit materials and conducting awareness activities.