Suicide Prevention: What Works in Colorado Springs
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Event Date: 10/28/2017 - 10/28/2017

Event Overview

Suicide Prevention | What Works in Colorado Springs

Presented by Colorado Counseling Association | Hosted by University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

As a community, we are consistently reminded that suicide affects families in Colorado Springs. Adolescents, veterans and aging adults may be at risk for considering suicide as an option to end pain, enact revenge, or permanently cope with temporary situations. Organized by the Colorado Counseling Association and sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Human Services, this event focuses on best practices for suicide prevention in our community. We will feature medical, school and mental health professionals who work in the Colorado Springs community. Suicide prevention practices in K-12 schools, on college campuses, and with our military community will be explored. 

Join us Saturday, October 28th, 9:00am-12:00pm - Registration opens at 8:00am

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs - Upper Lodge

Parking- Details Posted Soon

Collaborate with counseling and mental health professionals from across Colorodo Springs

Breakfast and free parking are included in your registration fee.



$75.00             CCA Members

$100.00           Professional, Non-CCA Member

$35.00             CCA, Student Member

$50.00             Student, Non-CCA Member

Space is limited, so register today!




9:05 – 9:50 am            The Reality of Suicide in Colorado Springs              

KEYNOTE: Dr. Leon Kelly, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner/Forensic Pathologist


10:00 – 10:30 am        Introduction to Suicide Prevention: A Public Health Perspective

KEYNOTE: Dr. Robin Johnson, Specialist in Emergency Medicine


10:30 – 11:00 am        Suicide Prevention in K-12 Schools

Cory Notestine, Counseling and Postsecondary Coordinator in Colorado Springs School District 11


11:00 – 11:25 am        Suicide Prevention with Veterans

Kirsten Belaire, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Mt Carmel Center for Excellence


11:30 – 11:55 am        Suicide Prevention on College Campuses

Jesie Stefes, Staff Therapist, Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center, UCCS