[YSPNetwork] FW: [SPAN USA Field Liaisons] Alaska's 10-10-10 Initiative / Challenge to other SPAN Members
tatompki at linfield.edu
Thu Aug 19 11:35:11 PDT 2010
Wonder if Oregon could do 10 trainings around the state on 10/10? Anyone want to see if we can make it happen?
Tanya L. Tompkins, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
900 SE Baker Street, A570
McMinnville, OR 97128-6894
Email: tatompki at linfield.edu
From: span-usa-field-liaisons at googlegroups.com on behalf of Unconditional513
Sent: Thu 8/19/2010 10:01 AM
To: SPAN USA Field Liaisons
Subject: [SPAN USA Field Liaisons] Alaska's 10-10-10 Initiative / Challenge to other SPAN Members
For many, many years Alaska has been listed as one of the top five for
completed suicides across the United States. When clusters of suicides
happen in Alaska, it draws attention to the Alaska Native population.
When ANTHC first started talking about suicide, we first asked for the
blessing of the Elders that represented each region, one elder said,
"One suicide was too much."
Traveling throughout Alaska, the stigma of even talking about suicide
is still strong. We want them to know they are not alone and by
sharing what is happening in other communities might give them the
comfort they need to take action for the good of their people.
October 10, 2010 (10-10-10) will be the week that Alaska will take an
aggressive approach by having ten (10) suicide prevention workshops
during that week. The workshops could be the ASIST (Applied Suicide
Intervention Skills Training); safeTALK, suicideTALK, or the
Gatekeeper model, as long as there are ten workshops total.
This is a challenge we have to take, we need to ensure people they are
not alone and we're doing all we can to help address the high rates of
suicide in Alaska.
With approval, a list of the participating communities will be sent to
the media should they want to be a part of the change that is taking
place in Alaska.
Barbara J. Franks
"Mother of a Child Who Completed His Suicide"
Ron David Whitcraft II, DOB: 5/13/74, DOD: 12/14/97
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "SPAN USA Field Liaisons" group.
To post to this group, send email to span-usa-field-liaisons at googlegroups.com.
To unsubscribe from this group, send email to span-usa-field-liaisons+unsubscribe at googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/span-usa-field-liaisons?hl=en.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the YSPNetwork