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Boise State Hosts Annual Western States Conference on Suicide Oct. 22-23

The College of Health Sciences is partnering with the Western States Conference on Suicide (WSCOS) to host the fourth annual conference from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom of Boise State University’s Student Union Building Oct. 22 -23.

The conference focuses on innovative, rural-based models and 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 increase their knowledge about impact prevention, models of success and resiliency, and how they can successfully implement these tools into their own lives and professions.

Speakers include:

  • Sally Spencer-Thomas, international mental health and suicide prevention impact entrepreneur and professional speaker
  • Tom Mendenhall, from the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention
  • Nathaniel Mohatt, from the 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

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 using the code: StudentWSCOS2018.