Conference/Movie Event

September 25th-Conference- 9am-1:30pm

Charting our Course Together: 

Engaging Community Action to Prevent Suicide

We are excited to provide an opportunity for social service providers, first responders, health care professionals, educators, social workers and counselors, and all those interested in suicide prevention to learn more about suicide prevention! This conference will provide attendees with an understanding, ability and intention to better utilize the SPCYV as the catalyst for suicide prevention in Yellowstone County. As well as awareness of the issues/data/concerns we have as a community and tools for promoting suicide prevention as an individual in our community. We will also spend some time highlighting interventions for at risk populations.


9-9:15am      Welcoming Remarks/Coalition Overview - (SPCYV Chair and Steve Loveless)

9:15-9:45      Health Needs Assessment overview (Melissa Henderson)

9:45-11:15    Panel Discussion and QA

o   Mayor’s Challenge - Dr. Claire Oakley

o   Standing Buffalo Strong - Dr. Johnel Barcus

o   Sam’s Run- Debbi Mehling

o   211 - Brenda Ludwig 

o   PAX - Klarissa Gordon 

o   Yellowstone Counseling - Matt Leavenworth 

11:15-12:15  Joy Honea- MSUB- “Examples of Success: Suicide Prevention Strategies in Finland since the 1990s”

12:15-12:30  Break/leave if you don’t want to attend QPR 

12:30-1:30    Optional Gatekeeper Training QPR

For more information on our speakers CLICK HERE

Not Alone/ Babcock Theater- September 26th 2-4pm
Free Event- Reserve Tickets Here! 
Join us for a film about teen suicide and depression. Conversation to follow from community members and advocates.