Prevent Suicide Spokane Coalition

Mission: 

To reduce suicide attempts and rates in Spokane County.

 

Vision: 

By 2022, the Prevent Suicide Spokane Coalition will have a clear operational strategy from which they will have provided early investment in children and families, created a community invested towards connectedness, shifted community and cultural norms, improved the spectrum of care, decreased access to lethal means, and built compassionate and robust aftercare in order to reduce the suicide and attempted suicide rates in Spokane County.

 

PSSC Members/Partners: 

 

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

AFSP is a nationwide organization to provide Education, Research, Advocacy, and Awareness to Suicide Prevention. Locally we are able to provide printed material, free education presentations, Healing Conversation which allows a survivor to be connected to one of our volunteer survivors  helping  with the grief process. The chapter hosts over 12 awareness events each year. The events provide a sense of community and allows for connection. AFSP can cover the cost of evidence based research  gatekeeper training. We constantly have new programs and services.

Justine McClure
jmcclure@afsp.org
206-459-7617

 

BHT

 

Community outreach and engagement & Ferry County SP program.

Reese Holford
reese@betterhealthtogether.org

 

Daybreak Youth Services

 

Daybreak operates an Evaluation & Treatment Suicide prevention unit that helps provide services for youth with acute mental health needs. Additionally the unite provides medication management.  Suicide Education & Prevention.

Aislinn Lautenbach
alautenbach@daybreakyouthservices.org
509-703-2269

 

East Valley Community Coalition

 

Focus on community education/Connection. Mental health Promotion and Suicide prevention education in collaboration with Substance use Prevention with youth

Kirsten Fuchs
kfuchs@esd101.net
509-280-1889

 

Eaton Arrowsmith Schools

I’m doing business development and oversight for our 3 onsite schools. We provide cognitive intervention programs for those with learning difficulties, attentional disorders, executive fxn weakness, etc.  Primarily our work is in improving the brains higher order networks to improve learning capacities for ages 10 up through adulthood

Chris Wherity
cwherity@gmail.com
541-999-6802

 

Excelsior Wellness Center

 

Coach other WISe Care Coordinators at Excelsior while also carrying a caseload.  Provide connection to community resources in the area that program participants can access.

Jeff Bovee
jeffery.bovee@excelsiorwellness.org
509-951-2515

 

FailSafe for Life and WSU Health Sciences

 

FailSafe for Life:  QPR and ASIST trainings, 3 hour suicide recognition and referral (meets state requirements), 1 hour mental health matters (has been adapted for COVID and Native communities), MAYlers for Hope in May, Kindness Campaign in September, host screenings of documentaries on suicide, provides materials for trainings and at community events on suicide prevention and postvention, partner with Safer Homes coalition on means safety. 

WSU: mental health counseling, outreach to staff, faculty, and students.

Sabrina Votava
sabrina.votava@failsafeforlife.org
509-475-7334

 

Frontier Behavioral Health Crisis Response Director

 

Director of the Designated Crisis Responders at FBH. Trained in QPRT and QPR (adult and minor).

Stacey Okihara (replacing Staci Cornwell)
sokihara@fbhwa.org
509-838-4651

 

Healthy Ferry County Coalition (HFCC)

 

Suicide Prevention Training for all Ferry County residents (QPR)

Dave Iverson
diverson@healthyfcc.org
509-220-1701

 

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

 

Outpatient mental health counseling, victim/legal advocacy and education for victims of crime, youth advisory board using the Work2BeWell.org curriculum

Sean Wright & Jenn Davis Nielsen
swright@lcsnw.org
jnielsen@lcsnw.org
509-747-8224

 

Martin Hall Juvenile Detention

 

ASIST Trainer  2 day Teaches 16 years old and up how to complete an intervention.  I also speak to businesses about suicide resources.  I teach suicide prevention to teens in corrections.

Melody Youker
Myouker@cccscorp.com
509-926-8009

 

MultiCare

We have SI screening and care protocols for our outpatient and inpatient services in the INW. We partner with students to perform QI/PI work and are continuing to add to our mental health services to better support these needs.

Samantha Clark
clarksm@multicare.org

 

MultiCare/Gonzaga University

 

Working as a student to evaluate a suicide ideation gatekeeper training at Deaconess Emergency Hospital.

Jacqueline Kramlich
jkramlich@zagmail.gonzaga.edu
509-703-2432

 

 

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital – Administrative Resident

 

 ED Behavioral Health, projects in works to increase access to safer crisis care.

 Jamie Gaarder
jamie.gaarder@multicare.org

 

NAMI Spokane (The National Alliance on Mental Illness)

 

I’m the programs and outreach coordinator - I help schedule our programs and reach out to volunteers and participants for our programming. All of our programming deals with mental health and includes a conversation about suicide. I am specifically trained in and am a state trainer for our Ending the Silence presentation (we have one for students as well as one for families and one for staff) and in each of these we talk about suicide, recognizing the warning signs, and what to do when you do. I would like to expand the work we do around suicide especially with the effects the quarantine has had on youth.

Amanda Kaplan
programs@namispokane.org
360-266-7321

 

 

Providence

Many programs within the hospital setting along with partnerships to avoid non emergent hospital admissions

Sara Clements-Sampson
sara.clements-sampson@providence.org

 

 

Providence St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Medical Center

 

I work as a neuropsychologist with individuals with disability (primarily acquired but also congenital) in the community, and St. Luke’s wanted to support local suicide prevention efforts so I joined the coalition.  I don’t have a lot to offer the organization, but would love to help how I can!

Alicia Hegie
alicia.hegie@providence.org
509-723-5432

 

Shadle Prevention and Wellness Coalition

 

Focus on community education/Connection. Mental health Promotion and Suicide prevention education in collaboration with Substance use Prevention with youth.

Grace Wilkowski
Gwilkowski@esd101.net
509-703-2924

 

SMILE

Provides twi-fold cards at no cost to NEWESD101 for distribution at suicide prevention trainings; provides a booklet at no cost titled Grieving Resources (these resources are also available on the website). Responds to inquiries from a variety of arenas, including national contacts; supports NEWESD 101's suicide prevention trainings and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings. 

Mona Griffin
wildasue@hotmail.com 
509-368-1284

 

Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office

Collection and dissemination of data on completed suicides.

Veena Singh
VSingh@spokanecounty.org

 

 

Spokane Falls Community College

 

I am faculty and  a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  I lead campus psychological services at SFCC and serve as the Department Chair for the Advising & Counseling Department.

Shawna Shelton
shawna.shelton@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4566

 

Spokane Public Schools Behavioral Health Program
            

Spokane Public Schools Behavioral Health Program offers outpatient behavioral health treatment. We screen, assess and treat concerns about self harm, suicidal ideation and offer trainings on prevention and early intervention. As a district, we also have a uniform screening tool that helps direct questions, teaming of the needs/wants and how to re-engage students and families. 

 David Crump
davidcr@spokaneschools.org 
509-720-6274

 

SRHD CAN Health & Wellness

 

As a Community member I will help as needed. As a provider, I hope to assist coalition with supporting preventative events, and resources for all.

Dora Dajnowicz
tddajnowicz@yahoo.com
TDconsults2020@outlook.com
909-915-5938

 

Unite Us

 

Connection to community resources. 

Bethiah Streeter
Bethiah.Streeter@uniteus.com
509-590-8820

 

Washington State University College of Nursing

Community-centered research on access to mental health services in rural communities; grant-writing.

Janessa Graves
janessa.graves@wsu.edu
509-324-7257

 

West Spokane Wellness Partnership

 

Prevention education to include substances, mental health promotion, and Suicide prevention education.

Sarah McNew
smcnew@esd101.net
509-655-0161