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

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REGISTER HERE - Spring Speaker Series

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2024
Family, Friends and Community: Their Impact in Suicide Safety for Communities of Color

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Time: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Program description: The rate of suicide in communities of color has been growing. One safe and trusted person can make a difference for someone who might be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Join us as we explore how access to health care, schools and education, family and friends, and other community connections can be the life-saving difference for members of communities.


Victor Armstrong, MSW, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Reba Rice-Portwood, MEd, LPC, Safer Homes Collaborative at Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Archive: View the Oct. 13 Speaker Series Event 


Coalition Meetings

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

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Upcoming Presentation:
Friday, May 10

Speaker: Elizabeth Deakos, St. Louis VA
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 2024 initiatives: 

1. 2024 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 2025 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. 

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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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