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Fourth Annual Western States Conference on Suicide at Boise State University

The College of Health Sciences is partnering with Western States Conference on Suicide (WSCOS) to host the fourth annual conference on Oct. 22 -23 in the Jordan Ballroom of Boise State University’s Student Union Building.

The conference focuses on innovative, rural based models and the best practices for serving rural veterans and/or employing military personnel transitioning to civilian life in the rural health care field. This information will be implemented through storytelling, training, and workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to better their knowledge about impact prevention, models of success and resiliency, and how they can implement knowledge from the conference into their own lives and professions.

Speakers include:

  • Sally Spencer-Thomas, International Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Impact Entrepreneur and Professional Speaker
  • Tom Mendenhall, Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention
  • Nathaniel Mohatt, Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center for VA Suicide Prevention

Training Includes:

  • CAMS-care
  • QPR, Train-the-Trainer
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • safeTALK
  • Storytelling Workshop
  • Introduction to Community Resilience Model

The conference starts at 9 am and goes till 5 pm each day. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days. Members of the WSCOS receive 30 percent off the conference registration fee and students receive 40 percent off registration using the code: StudentWSCOS2018.

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