We are excited to announce that, for the first time, the Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition and Prevent Suicide PA are joining forces to bring you one comprehensive conference focused on improving the lives of those in our communities! Historically, each conference has produced insightful presentations, provocative panels, and skillful workshops. Attendees have the ability to experience presentations from both within their usual context as well as attend sessions from this expanded format. We are confident that this combined conference structure will be the best yet! This year, the conference will be presented in a hybrid model. You can either enjoy the sessions in person with us at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh or virtually in the comfort of your own home. This event is specifically designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of attendees, while creating a powerful opportunity for networking, learning, and developing techniques to prevent suicide. Please check out the resources and information below so that you don’t miss out on this opportunity. We hope to see you in May!
The Higher Education Suicide Prevention Coalition (HESPC) is a collaborative organization with the united goal of developing and implementing strategies to reduce suicides on college campuses and improve the overall wellness of students. The HESPC was originally designed for campuses across Pennsylvania. However, the footprint has extended to a number of non-Pennsylvania colleges who are also participating in some capacity. Campus representatives involved in HESPC activities include counseling center staff, student health, student affairs, residence life, public safety, athletics, campus ministry, and any other campus leader with an interest in student wellness and suicide prevention.
Prevent Suicide PA is a statewide public, private partnership dedicated to reducing morbidity and mortality associated with suicide within the commonwealth. Its mission is to support those who are affected by suicide, provide education, awareness, and understanding by collaborating with the community to prevent suicide, and reduce the stigma associated with suicide. Prevent Suicide PA seek to have a commonwealth where every life is valued, that everyone has the support necessary to get help when needed, and that hope and healing abounds in every person. Prevent Suicide PA has been strongly connected to helping state leadership carry out the goals and objectives of the statewide suicide prevention plan.
By the completion of this conference, participants will be able to: