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DIAL 988 - Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

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Join us in fostering HOPE for a suicide-safe community. Together we can save lives. 

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Friday, Oct. 13, 2023
Noon to 1:30 p.m. CT (virtual)

Family, Friends & Community: Their Impact in
Suicide Safety for LGBTQ

Speaker: Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Family Acceptance Project

Program description: Members of the LGBTQ+ community are at greater risk of suicide. One safe person can make a difference for someone who might be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Join Caitlyn Ryan of the Family Acceptance Project as we can explore how affirmative health care, schools and education, family and friends, and other community connections can be the life-saving difference for LGBTQ+ youth.



Coalition Meetings

Meetings are typically held the 2nd Thursday of the month. Please contact the coalition for more information.

Upcoming Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 9

The Kaufman Fund's Mental Health Collaborative: Veterans Mental Health
During the Coalition meeting 


The St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition theme/focus for 2023 is: Strengthening Infrastructure. The Coalition continues to emphasize building its infrastructure and knowledge base for suicide prevention in the metropolitan region (including counties in Missouri and Illinois), since its mission and vision were established in 2019. 

Individuals can get involved in the Coalition’s efforts through the following 2023 initiatives: 

1. 2023 Speaker Series, overseen by the Speaker Series Committee and assembling presenters for this year’s educational seminars.

2. Needs Assessment and Resource Inventory, whose committee is focused on identifying key needs to direct Coalition suicide prevention priorities in 2024 and making available current resources for distribution. 

3. Membership & Finance Committee, which is developing a membership registration and participation model, as well as financial protocols, to sustain Coalition efforts.

4. Steering Committee, whose leader-level members guide these diverse efforts, communication, and collaboration among Coalition members. 

Other ways to get involved include telling people about the Coalition and making a donation toward Coalition programs. Click here for the donation form, hosted by Provident. 

Click here to reach out donation form 
Hosted by Provident 




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Our Mission: We foster hope through an engaged community dedicated to preventing suicide in the St. Louis region by serving as a gateway for education, resources and advocacy.

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