Nevada Suicide Prevention Conference-Nov. 4-5, 2021
Wednesday, November 3rd: pre-Conference. Thursday, 4th & Friday, 5th of Nov: 8:00 AM – 5PM
Join us for amazing keynote presentations from national experts in the field of suicide prevention and mental health! We’ll learn about the importance of Caring for the Caregiver frrom Dr. Cathy Supiano, and connect with the lived experience of suicide attempt and loss with Craig Miller. We’ll also hear from state leaders about Nevada’s current suicide prevention efforts, along with panels from Hope Means Nevada and about the progress of Nevada’s ZeroSuicide and Crisis Now initiatives. Breakout sessions will highlight Innovative strategies, out-of-the-Box approaches, and/or evidence-based practices for the following topics:
2021 Rising Hope Festival Powered by Hope Means Nevada, 6 November 2021
Rising Hope Festival, Saturday, November 6th: 3PM – 6PM
Hope Means Nevada is a statewide mental wellness initiative with the mission to eliminate teen suicide in Nevada by reaching and teaching our youth to practice mental wellness. Hope Means Nevada values collaboration, connectedness, and peer to peer support. Our teen committee is made up of over 100 teens from the state who we work alongside to share a message of hope. Hope Means Nevada challenges everyone to check in and #ask5 of your friends how they’re really doing.
The Rising Hope Festival is an annual three-hour-long LIVE STREAMED event filled with teens, athletes, celebrities and advocates who provide inspirational performances in music, art, poetry, dance and conversation around the importance of mental health and peer- to-peer connection.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will have its Western Conference on November. 4-5, 2021
Friday Evening Nov 5, 5:00 PM PDT 2021, and Saturday 8:00 AM – 11PM, Nov 6, 2021
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and Auxiliary will have its Western Conference on November 5 & 6, 2021 at the Nugget Resort Casino in Sparks Nevada. The Western Conference is made of 16 Departments with the farthest being the Pacific Areas which are all schedule in attending this year’s conference. We currently have 250 VFW and Auxiliary members registered to attend and we are excited to be hosting in Sparks Nevada.
Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention Coffee Break, 19 November 2021 8AMscheduled soon
Coffee Break on Hispanic/Latino Suicide Prevention Efforts Friday 19 November 2021
Join us for Coffee Break via zoom. This event is about collaboration and collaborating. It is modeled after NOSP Suicide Prevention quarterly breakfasts held during 2016-2018 in Las Vegas Valley. The goal then and nor is to take a Suicide Prevention topic and brainstorm efforts over breakfast.
Our topic this month is Hispanic/Latino Suicides.
Nationally Hispanics and Latinos have the lowest suicide rates among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States, although only slightly lower than blacks and African Americans. In Nevada, over the past decade, we have seen the steady increase in suicides (percentage) of Hispanic/Latino This is a diverse group, which includes immigrants from Mexico and other former Spanish colonies, as well as people from countries in Latin America, such as Brazil or Suriname, who have different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Suicide prevention programs should use a culturally competent approach which takes into account factors such as language, length of time in the United States, attitudes towards mental health problems, and help seeking resources.
AFSP International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in Nevada
Saturday, Nevember 20th 2021
Each year, AFSP supports hundreds of large and small Survivor Day
events around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come
together to find connection, understanding and hope through their
shared experience. While each event is unique and offers various
programming, all feature an AFSP-produced documentary that
offers a message of growth, resilience, and connection.
AFSP Nevada Chapter
Taryn Hiatt, Nevada/Utah Area Director