The Suicide Prevention Collaborative has had very active years in both 2011 and 2012.
We have spent a great deal of time and energy on education and awareness of suicide in our community.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for helping us to have such a successful first two years!
April, 2014: Stop the Stigma! The Suicide Prevention Collaborative (SPC) is hosting Kevin Breel, writer, comedian, and mental health advocate, for a public speaking engagement on April 7th at the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Resource fair begins at 6pm, doors open to the Loft Stage at 6:30pm.
You can watch Kevin in his now-famous TED talk here:
September, 2013: SPC offers the first QPR training to members of the community at Central Pediatrics to train parents in how to respond to someone who might be suicidal and help them get the help they need. Renee Penticoff, PhD, LP and Vanessa Schulte, MSW, LGSW were the lead certified QPR trainers for this event.
July, 2013: SPC holds the 3rd Annual ‘Together It Gets Better’ 5K Walk/Run to raise awareness about suicide at Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove.
April, 2013: SPC hosts the 3rd Annual Together It Gets Better Community at Woodbury High School. Speaker: Dr. Nimi Singh speaks about youth resilience and wellness. The event includes a teen poster contest about mental health and suicide prevention.
February, 2013: SPC offers the 2nd annual Together It Gets Better Professional Training: “Optimizing Mental Health for all of our Youth” – February 28, 2013 at Prom Center. Speaker: Dr. Nimi Singh, University of Minnesota.
December, 2012: Rap For Life: A Benefit for Suicide Prevention. Local artists perform (music and live art) and all proceeds are donated to SPC! This night focuses on various aspects of suicide. See the facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/141496315993905/ at Honey in Minneapolis.
August, 2012: SPC and many volunteers march in the Woodbury Days parade and staff an information table at the Woodbury Days business fair to increase awareness of suicide in the community.
February, 2012: SPC holds the 2nd annual community educational event – “Not My Kid: A Community Conversation about Youth Suicide.” Oak-Land Junior High, February 28th, 2012. (Speaker: Maureen Underwood).
February, 2012: SPC offers its first Professional CEU training event: “Building a Competent Community and School Plan for the Prevention of Youth Suicide,” at the Prom Center in Oakdale, MN. (Speaker: Maureen Underwood, from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide).
August, 2011: SPC and many volunteers march in the Woodbury Days parade, perform in an awesome Flash Mob dance, and staff an information table at the Woodbury Days business fair to increase awareness of suicide in the community.
July, 2011: SPC and many volunteers perform in an awesome Flash Mob dance at Lumberjack Days in Stillwater, MN to increase awareness of suicide in the community.
July, 2011: SPC hosts its first annual ‘Together It Gets Better’ 5k Walk/Run to raise awareness about suicide at Hamlet Park in Cottage Grove, MN.
March, 2011: SPC holds the first annual community education event on suicide prevention: ‘Together It Gets Better’ – Woodwinds Hospital, Woodbury, MN. March 3rd, 2011. (Speaker: Dan Reidenberg, from S.A.V.E.).