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The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado (SPCC) was formed in 1999, when concerned citizens set out to create a statewide agency with the purpose of preventing suicide and creating a resource network for those who were working to prevent suicide around the state.

Today, SPCC’s membership of concerned agencies, organizations and individuals who are working in the areas of suicide prevention, intervention and postvention has statewide reach.

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado works statewide to prevent suicide and its impact.

Bridging the Divide 2018

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Bridging the Divide 2018

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Suicide Prevention

May 17-18, 2018
Regis University Lowell Campus
3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221

We are excited to bring you the 2018 Bridging the Divide Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit. This two-day event will take place May 17-18 at Regis University, with pre-conference workshops taking place on May 16th.

Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers will be speaking on a variety of issues concerning diversity and inclusion in suicide prevention. These excellent speakers have a wealth of knowledge in the field and are sure to be enlightening.

Yeates Conwell, M.D. will be speaking on the topic of suicide risks in older adults, using his years of firsthand experience studying the topic and treating those who are at risk in later life to help develop an insightful look into suicide risks and prevention.

Shelby Rowe, M.B.A. will be discussing the problems surrounding getting help, not only for those who wish to encourage someone to seek treatment, but for those who may or may not know the risk factors in themselves. In her presentation, she will consider barriers to treatment, including stereotypes, as well as several methods for overcoming them.

Russ Toomey, Ph.D will be discussing a topic frequently focused on in America, but rarely understood: risk and prevention factors for LGBTQ youth. His presentation will be focused heavily on a large study he recently undertook, involving several schools and community organizations and the effectiveness of strategies they implemented to recognize risk factors and prevent suicidal behavior in sexual minority and gender diverse youth.

Dr. Melaney Sreenan, Ph.D will present on the feelings that many survivors have and how to overcome negative cycles of emotion and develop healthy cognitive habits that serve people throughout their lives.

For more information on the speakers, visit our BtD homepage here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We hope you will join us and sponsor the 2018 Bridging the Divide:  Suicide Awareness and Prevention Summit.  Sponsorships funds help support conference speakers and provide you with outreach/networking opportunities to and engaged audience as well as complimentary conference registrations and Suicide Prevention Coalition of Colorado membership.

For more information and a list of sponsorship benefits, follow this link.


Registration for the 2018 BtD Summit is now open. We will be offering continuing education credits again in 2018. If you are interested in sponsoring the event or have questions, please email btd@suicidepreventioncolorado.org.

The 2018 BtD Homepage can be found here and will be updated with information as it is available.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1(800)273-8255 or Colorado Crisis Services at 1(844)493-TALK (8255).

If you know someone who may be in need of substance abuse treatment, you can call the SAMHSA help line at 1(800)622-HELP (4357) or locate a treatment center on their website.



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